and bahus have a strange relationship. They are supposed to be like mothers and
daughters, they are also friends, but they act like frenemies.
They also have a secret language. If you haven’t realised it yet, there is an underlying message in some of the things a saas would say to her bahu.
FYI we have cracked some of the mom-in-law code, here is what we found:
What your MIL says: I know he is your husband now… What she is thinking: But he is still my beta, first.
What she says: I’m happy if you’re happy.
What she is thinking: But I would really like it if we went to my favourite restaurant this time.
What she says: I know a little something.
What she is thinking: I have raised eight kids and brought and sold five houses in my lifetime. Why won’t you ask my advice?
What she says: You don’t have to call me mom.
What she is thinking: But it would be nice if you did.
What she says: I am not going to be around for much longer.
What she is thinking: When are you going to have children? I want to be a grandma now!
What she says (to her son): Beta, you look so skinny.
What she is thinking: I’m sure my cooking is better than hers.
What she says: I would never let my child do that!
What she is thinking: This new generation of mothers! Seriously!
What she says: You have it so easy
What she is thinking: How can you complain about being tired with all your appliances, dishwashers, and maids. I used to grind masalas by hand.
What she says: I don’t need presents; all I need is your love.
What she is thinking: Every year, I send you a birthday present, but you wish me Happy birthday on Facebook. This year, I said,“That’s it. No more.” Yet look at me: I’m about to send another present. I guess that’s how I am.
Come back for more as we try and crack the bahu code. Simply FYI!