India is a country of spices, and the country has so much abundance of the same that the even our relationships are sprinkled by a healthy amount of spices. And, do you know which relationship, or “bond” (if we may call it so), wears the crown of being the spiciest one? Well, no prizes to guess that one—it’s the colorful and bitter-sweet relationship of mothers-in-law and daughters-in-law. However, the picture wouldn’t be that perfect always for mostly the daughters-in-law would be bugged to death by some staple antics and habits of their “husband’s mothers”, but thankfully, those are not tolerated at all by today’s women. To know more about those typical “mother-in-law antics”, read on the listicle—
6. Give Me All Your Jewelry, You Won’t be Able to Keep Them Properly
One of the first things that yesteryear’s mothers-in-law would ask their daughters was this making it quite sure from the very first day that she’s the boss—the creator, preserver and the destroyer. Well enough! The daughters-in-law would meekly surrender to them. But, nowadays, with the fashion of “costume jewelries” coming in, we wonder how the traditional mothers-in-laws would fare!
5. If You Don’t Do This, I’ll Slap You
Slap? If you even think, give a “warning” to your daughter-in-law or even think of slapping her, then be rest assured spending nights at the local jail to the Tihar jail isn’t much far away. With hundreds of cases of domestic violence coming in daily, the Government has made it a point to take up this issue with much prudence and seriousness. So, all the daughter-in-law beating aunts out there, watch out!
4. Don’t You Have Any Sense of Decency?
Now, since times immemorial, Indian mothers-in-law have been regarding themselves as the divine morals. They have to comment on the way their “sons’ wife” talks, walks, eats and dresses. No matter whether the daughters-in-law turn out being saree clad or bikini draped, they will have a problem with each and everything. And, the typical daily serials simply add in more spice. However, thankfully, the daughters-in-law no longer come with a sealed mouth! And, they have their own sweet ways of making them understand their stance as well!
3. How Could You Give Birth to A Girl?
And, the bahu of today will inevitably answer this with, “and, I didn’t know men also had breasts and a vagina!”, if you know what we mean! Well, this might sound really “vulgar” to many of you, but don’t you think it is weird for a lady to abuse another lady, to the extent of even killing her, for giving birth to a girl—a “crime” in which she literally had no hand? Well, awkward is the way of India, and more awkward are Indian mothers-in-law!
2. You Witch, Where Did You Learn the Magic of “Stealing” My Innocent Son from?
Well mother, I have precisely learnt this art from the same place from where you learnt the art of “stealing” your husband from his mother.
Well, these accuses of stealing the son from his mother have been lurking around in India since prehistoric ages it seems. But we seriously don’t know why….simply why the mothers don’t consider their sons to be old enough to take their own responsibilities? And, all these come especially when they usher in a daughter-in-law who’s minimum 5 years younger than her “child”! And, funny are the ways of India—and the mothers-in-law!
1. So, your mother hasn’t taught you how to cook!
The mothers-in-law announce this with such élan as if her son had been a world class cook by birth! These are some typical antics of a mother-in-law that is simply loathsome, to say the least. Well, dear mother(s)-in-law, if you’re such a great cook yourself, then why do you need another cook in the house? Don’t you know too many sports spoil a game?