I discovered a new and very quick way to mop our kitchen floor. It is pretty awesome so I am going to share my new found wisdom with you.
1. Fill a large pitcher full of water (approximately a gallon and a half).
2. Leave said pitcher just far enough away from the edge of the counter to look tantalizing to an almost 2 year old.
3. Such 2 year old will of course find a stool just large enough to give him the height to reach up, grab the handle on the pitcher, drag it to the ledge and then of course dump the contents all over the floor, somehow keeping himself totally dry.
4. Grab 3-5 large towels and soak up the water as quickly as possible. Use last towel to "skate" around the kitchen and clean up remaining moisture.
You may be frustrated with this process and it will cause an extra load of laundry, but man, it cleans the floor fast and it has never felt cleaner. :)
You should try it...or not.