I don't know what happens to a mother prior to her daughter's engagement. All I can say is, my mom has been acting really hyper lately -- she laughs loudly for the weirdest of reasons which ends up with me giving a 'WTH is wrong with you?' look to her.
Another thing my mom is especially fond of nowadays is keeping a tag on how many times R calls me in a day. I used to give her details at first, but then eventually got annoyed with all the record keeping.
Mom : So did R call ?
Me : *Smiles*
Mom : Did R come online ?
Me : *Smiles*
Mom : How many times he called you today ?
Me : *Winks at her*
Mom : Why you not answering my questions ?
Me : *Smiles again*
Mom : AHANGAARI (Arrogant female in Malayalam) ! You don't tell me anything !!!!
Me : *All aware of what's coming up next...*
Mom : You bring kids up with such love and care only to see days like these !!!!
Me : *Really interested in where the conversation is heading...*
Mom : Oh God! What have I done to deserve kids like these ?????
Me : *Eyes wide open now*
Mom : I will join some Ashram one day !!! There at least I will be at peace !!! No use showing love to kids like you !!
Me : Amma, you told last time also you will join Ashram!
Mom : AHANGAARI !!!
After few minutes...
Mom : So.... did R call ?
In between this conversation, I couldn't help but think how influenced moms can be with T.V soaps. Some of the dialogues thrown by them make you go all Deja Vu and you end up thinking where you have heard them before. That's the case with me, anyway! So instead of empathizing with her, I am left thinking 'Where have I heard this one before?'
I discussed this with my dear friend Anu....
Me : Mom was really pissed with me today. She didn't like the way I ignored questions related to R!
Anu : Oh !!!! What all she said ??
Me : (Tells her the same dialogues given above)
Anu : heyyy... my mom also !!!! Dhanya, I think they teach these dialogues in labour rooms...
Hear hear! ;)