LUCY: Mommy, look outside! I see a Cocktopus in the sea!
ME: A what?
LUCY: A Cocktopus. I made that up.
ME (trying not to laugh): I see. What is it?
LUCY: It's like an octopus, but different.
Just now, she presented me with a picture of the Cocktopus:
LUCY: Look! It’s a Cocktopus! Remember, I showed it to you before? I drew it so Daddy could see one too!
ME (stifling a guffaw): You drew a Cocktopus for Daddy?
LUCY: Yes. Here it is.
ME: Are those its legs?
LUCY: Yes. It has lots and lots and lots of legs.
ME: Does it have brown hair too?
LUCY: Yes. It’s got lots of brown hair, just like Daddy! I PLANNED it that way.
ME: You did?
ME: He is going to LOVE this.
LUCY: I know!