Just before dinner…

I didn’t get to hear the whole conversation because I was dealing with burned broccoli (yes, I win homemaker of the year award) but it went something like this:

Mary: “{insert some lengthy explanation here}”
Ethan: “What?”
Mary: “{expounds on lengthy explanation}”
Ethan: “I don’t get it.”
Mary “{slightly more concise version of explanation}”
Ethan: “What do you mean?”
Mary: “ARE YOU TRYING TO WEAR OUT MY MOUTH? … Oy. Just get me a piece of paper and a pencil.”