here's a conversation snippet that accurately captures certain aspects of our household at the moment:
(preparing to have some neighbors to dinner)
me (calling upstairs): Hey M, where's the mop? Is it downstairs?
M: I don't think we have one any more.
M: We got rid of it... 2 years ago? It was old and awful.
K: What 'mop?'
L: What mbop?
M: I used a rag that last time I cleaned the floor.
me: A rag?
K: It like vacuuming?
me (looking at her): Ah...
M (laughing): Yeah, K. Kind of like that.