Years ago, you’d never call someone and ask, “Where are you?” because you knew the answer: in the kitchen, talking on the phone.
Today, my kids think nothing of talking TO the phone itself, not a person on the other end. Not only talking, but receiving useful answers to questions. That’s normal for them, and not at all odd.
“Honey, are you having a conversation with that inanimate object?”
“OK, but keep it short. Dinner’s almost ready.”