I’m sure almost all girls might have gone through this ofcourse if they have a boycut or blunt they could be spared. But otherwise that was one of the routine activities for all mothers and their teenage daughters.
Once she is ready to tie up my hair and she is almost done, then I I used to start cribbing , first about the hair partition that it’s not at all straight and then about the two pleats/plait , I always wanted them to fall in line on my head. One shouldn’t be up and other a bit down. Two should be inline. I had a habit of placing my hand horizontally between the two chottis and verifying if they are in line or not.
So the usual complains were
Aapne maang teddi nikal di hain…
Nahi yeh wali upar hain…. Isko theek karo!
And my sweet mom always used to untie them and then doing it all over again. Now I know how much patience you need for those silly things.
How much I miss that!