Where can I start?
Eight would probably be less as I have a long list.
DRINKING tea will make you dark. I get it now, too much nicotine in our system and yellowing of teeth. You could have just appealed to my logic. Clearly, you had very little faith in my intelligence and have to say it worked for many years, lol.
My Maa Always Said Study hard now and you will never have to worry again. Ok, this was your favourite statement. I have never liked writing exams, so before every exam, she would say, if you study now and work hard your life will be set and you will have the rest of your life to enjoy. It did get me through a lot of exams but maa, studies never get over. After mine got over, kids have taken over. When will I get to enjoy ;)?
Kids will be your biggest joy. Yes, they are maa, but my life is way more than just my kids. Women are so much more than being mothers. I love doing my own thing, my writings, my travel, my exercise and maa every part of my life when put together gives me joy.
If you eat seeds tree will grow in your stomach. Well maa, see for seed germination, three factors are essential; water, oxygen, and light and why did you expect it to find sunlight inside my body? Moreover, in the digestive tract, the seed will be digested by the digestive enzymes. Whew, no trees, inside my stomach!!
When I asked you my maa, how was it to be a mom? You told me these wonderful stories on how joyous motherhood is! You forgot to tell me the struggles it brings along. You forgot to mention the delivery pain which I felt despite the epidural. How did you do it, in your time and that too without an epidural?
My Maa Said When your tooth breaks plant it in a pot and a Tooth fairy will take it in the night and leave you gifts. Gifts became money at times when tooth fairy was generous. I only realised this when she suddenly stopped leaving me gifts. This was one of the cutest things you hid from me and made me believe in fairy tales. Now my kids are enjoying their gifts from the tooth fairy.
My Maa Told Me Don’t keep cutting your hair or after a point, it will stop growing! Cutting the ends of your hair doesn’t affect the follicles in your scalp, which determine how fast and how much your hair grows
If you make funny faces, your face will become like that only. Face muscles are the most elastic muscles and while some medical conditions can cause facial paralysis or muscle contraction, this won’t happen from making a silly face. I know now that this was your tactic to stop us from looking silly!!
Do you also, have some interesting things to share which your mom used to say but doesn’t hold true?
We would love to add them to this list.
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