While walking around the house "hmming" and looking for her pony:
"Mama, have you seen my pony Dash? It's a toy pony, not a real one. It kind of fits in your hand. And it has a mane and tail like ponies do. It's an animal, a pony. And it's shaped sort of like a pony..."
2 minutes later, growing more frustrated:
"It's not really shaped like a bird. She doesn't have a beak or feathers..."
5 minutes later, giving up:
"And this pony must be a magician that is shaped like a pony because she totally disappeared. And it is kind of awesome that she is a magician that is a pony."