"Maa is a book of folk tales and stories of personal experience. She's a typical lady who when provoked to speak of her life begins with incidents from childhood to the drama that happened in a traditional family because of a strict father to life after marriage and with it, little notes, much like a pocket dictionary of dos and don'ts after marriage. Maa sometimes keeps on talking about things for hours. She speaks about how her life changed and how it's normal. About how patient she has been towards all the change yet has had some days of utter disappointment. She tells me how marriage can also mean that you have to change somethings about yourself while accepting some flaws of the other.
She tells me how marriage is beautiful. Ultimately, we laugh about how my mother-in-law will have a headache because of my antics.
I joke more, telling her half seriously, half sarcastically that, I won't be as nice a daughter-in-law as she is and it takes me back to wondering WILL I EVER BE LIKE MY MOM." - @realfable