Desi Amma’s can be quiet the controversial character, haha! But she’ll also do also do some things that will fill your heart with so much love for her.
- She’ll light your mood up on fire with her off-timing jokes in front of your friends
- She’ll say things she doesn’t mean (because they’re are lessons to be learnt)
- She’ll call you 10 times till you don’t come back home
- She’ll ask you to eavesdrop on your brothers private call
- She’ll sacrifice every single penny that she’s saved so you could pay for your trip up North
- She’ll smother you with unconditional love and reprimand you at the same time
- She’ll surprise you with your favourite Yakhni Pulao, and just do endless list of things that you can’t even count
Our desi amma’s are like hero’s, who do so much for us. I mean you can’t even count because they’re just blessings in disguise. But there are some very universal things that all mothers do that we don’t know how to categorise so we’re just putting them out here!
If this isn’t maddeningly, mind-numbingly sweet or crazy, then we don’t know what is. And it happens EVERY TIME.
SHE’LL LET YOU SLEEP TILL 4PM & BRING THE HOUSE DOWN
But she will make it a point to make you feel guilty about it later just because, even though she could have woken you up.
SHE’LL BADGER YOU TO DO THE HOUSE CHORES
But when you’ll end up in the kitchen, she’ll show you the door saying, shaadi ke baad har aurat ne ghar ka kam karna he hai.
SHE’LL CURSE YOU PRIVATELY BUT PRAISE YOU PUBLICLLY
OMG! I don’t think anyone’s ever adjusted to this fact!
SHE’LL HELP YOU PICK AN OUTFIT FOR A PARTY & END UP BICKERING ABOUT HOW YOU DON’T STUDY ENOUGH
I mean, why? Why did you have to ruin my mood right before I was about to leave and have some fun with my friends?
Yes, she’ll make you feel everything, how the world will end burning, or something bad will happen and she’s here at home by herself, praying for your safe return. And she’ll open the door for you after half past 12 also. Matlab what?
SHE’LL AGREE TO LET YOU GO OUT & PLAY BUT…
You came back with a bruise and amma ne tu kaha tha ke mat jao kyun yeh tu hona tha. Mainay kaha tha jao? Kaha tha na chot lagay gi. Ab main kia karoon?
YOU WILL UNDERSTAND AFTER BECOMING A MOTHER
This is the classic, wide-eyed, (emotionally blackmailing) and showing hurt at the same time, move desi amma’s do. There’s nothing passed this.
BETA, MAIN TUMHARI MAA HON, I KNOW EVERYTHING
You can’t run away from this one. She just knows that something’s not right when you’re not behaving like your usual self. The power of the “state” and persistently asking “what happened? why are you down? Tell me” until she gets out an answer.
I WAS ONCE YOUR AGE TOO
Call it #fomo or disappointment, but “beta I was one your age and would do everything that you’re doing now, but with more energy” is another sucker punch. So, the fact that they could do it, so can you!