ME (examining her artwork): Look at what you made for Valentine’s Day!
LUCY: Yes, I did it myself!
ME: I can see that! What exactly is it?
LUCY: It’s a heart-person, silly. (Snatches it from me and points as she explains.) See? It’s got eyes and legs and a purple mouth and a little, tiny nose.
ME: Did you cut out the heart shape?
LUCY: Of course. And, I glued on the eyes too. They are goo-goo-googly!
ME: Nice work. Did you glue on the legs?
LUCY: Yes, I gave it four octopus legs.
ME: Four OCTOPUS legs?
ME: Not eight?
LUCY: No. Just four. See one, two, three, four.
ME: I see. But why not give it some arms instead? How can it hug you?
LUCY: He can’t hug you, silly, but he can give you a kiss. (Pushes the craft in my face). Muah!
ME: Thanks for the kiss, Heart-person. Did I hear you say it was actually a “he”?
LUCY: Yes. He’s a boy heart-person. Not a girl.
ME: Are there girl heart-people too?
LUCY: Of course. They live in the girl ocean.
ME: Of course they do.
LUCY: He can swim, swim, swim to them with his octopus legs.
ME: So that’s why he needed all of those legs? To find the girls.
LUCY: Yes. Then they swim to the boats.
ME: What happens on the boats?
LUCY: Nothing else.
ME: So that’s the end of it?
LUCY: Maybe there is a pony too.
ME: Maybe. So do you know what really happens on Valentine’s Day?
LUCY: You get cards. And candy!
ME: What about kisses?
LUCY: Yes. Those too.
ME: Can I have a kiss now?
LUCY: Yes, but from him. (And, she shoves her art into my face once more.)