Anyway, don't they have a way of saying things that can be taken many ways? Mothers, that is.
"You can look really nice when you make the effort."
"I know you don't mind going out without make-up,..." (when I'm actually plastered in it).
"You'll never get the car in there", (staring at a 30 foot long space.)
"Work? What "work" do you have to do?"
"I though you were organised."