- When I'm in trouble with my mom, she reverts back to using my maiden name.
- My mom doesn't read parenthetical remarks (#6).
- I am old enough that my mom has no ability to inspire guilt about things like that anymore.
- I do, however, retain the ability to distinguish exactly what my mom is chastising me about strictly from the tone of her voice.
- When I am called by my maiden name, I won't notice for a good 5-10 minutes.