Here are two of our favorite phrases of the Mama.
Lots of people there?
The Husband and I come home from a party, a hike in a park, a local function, a something.
"Hello," we call out, as we enter the house. "Hello, hello." We usually have to say "Hello" a few times because the Mama doesn't answer right away, even if she happens to be in the living room, which is just a short hallway from the front door.
When she doesn't answer, which, as the Husband says, is normally a grunt, I go searching for her.
"We're home," I say, when I see her.
Her response: "Lots of people there?"
They cannot fool me!
The Mama looks up from a piece of junk mail she has been reading. She hands me the letter and asks, "What do they want?"
I scan the letter to make sure it's not anything important. I make a big point of taking more than 30seconds to look at it. Otherwise, the Mama will think I am not really reading it. When I'm sure it's just a solicitation, I give it back to her and say, "They want your money."
"They cannot fool me!" says the Mama, as she returns the letter, along with the envelope, to me so I can tear them into pieces and dump them in the garbage.