Is your mother in law More Like Mary Mounib or Mimi Chakib?

Get to know your mother in law first then buy her a gift for mother’s day

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Cinema depicts our reality in many ways and especially when it comes to mothers in law! We grew up watching the biggest stars playing the role of the traditional mother in law in numerous classical Egyptian films that reflected our society back then. We grew up listening to famous sentences like “Ana medawebahom etnin”, laughing to Mary Mounib and Mimi Chakib’s constant quarrels, mimicking Ehsan Al Sharif’s eye-rolling and displeasure, and watching Karima Mokhtar’s kind motherly nature.

Yes, perhaps traditions have changed drastically in our society ever since these films were released. However, there is still a huge resemblance between these amazing stars on screen and with Egyptian mothers in law in reality. And in this article, we tried to make a comparison between both.

Find out which one of these actresses best portrays your mother in law’s personality to help you find her the right mother's day gift:

1- Mary Mounib:

“Fighting is the salt and pepper for marriage” if your mother in law happens to be light-hearted such as the one and only Mary Mounib and is quite convinced that for any marriage to work there has to be some action, then you have to take things just as light-heartedly! In most of her films, Mary Mounib represents the traditional Egyptian mother and mother in law who believes that conflict is what makes the marriage grow stronger. Of course, with time traditions have changed drastically but still, there are mothers in law who think in a very similar way. For that reason, you must surprise your mother in law with a very special gift on mother’s day simply because she will expect that from you. You could go for a wristwatch, gold jewelry, expensive perfume or handbag.

2- Ehsan Al Sharif:

is your mother in law a sourpuss who is a very difficult person to please like Ehsan Al Sherif in the film Om Al Arousa? You don’t get enough of her eye-rolling every single time you see her at any given occasion? Ok, for starters let’s get a few things straight: even if your mother in law is not your cup of tea you still are obliged to treat her with respect because it's your duty. In such situations, there is none to be done but pray to God she starts giving you a bit of loving! Most importantly never decide to punish her by being rude and not get her something nice on mother’s day which will surely make things worse. A suitable gift would be a scarf of her taste, a make-up palette, beauty products or perfume of her choice, and don’t forget to wrap the gift up nicely and bring a batch of roses with you.

Read more: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

3- Mimi Chakib:

Does your mother in law look like she has come out of the TV show Hawanem Garden City? Does she make even the smallest resemblance with Mimi Chakib in the film Al Hamawat Al Fatenat, where she brilliantly played the aristocratic, stuck up mother in law? Hmm, if the answer is yes then your mother in law is sure gonna give you a difficult time. Well in such cases its quite simple, you have to get a very classy gift to suite your mother in law's taste. Take your partner’s advice while getting the gift to make sure it's her taste. Surely, you and your partner could both get her a gift together since it's going to be an expensive one! 

4- Karima Mokhtar:

Your mother in law has the biggest heart and warmest hug just like Karima Mokhtar in the film El Hafid? Let me guess, she treats you exactly like you were her own? Sometimes she gets too nosy in your personal lives but that’s just because she really wants your best of interest. Mothers in law such as Karima Mokhtar deserve the warmest expression of appreciation and love on mother’s day because that’s the only way to show her how much she means to you. Take her out for a nice and different outing. The gift could be anything for her kitchen, home décor, a family portrait to hang up, and most importantly a huge hug and lots of kisses!

Cinema depicts our reality in many ways and especially when it comes to mothers in law! We grew up watching the biggest stars playing the role of the traditional mother in law in numerous classical Egyptian films that reflected our society back then. We grew up listening to famous sentences like “Ana medawebahom etnin”, laughing to Mary Mounib and Mimi Chakib’s constant quarrels, mimicking Ehsan Al Sharif’s eye-rolling and displeasure, and watching Karima Mokhtar’s kind motherly nature.

Yes, perhaps traditions have changed drastically in our society ever since these films were released. However, there is still a huge resemblance between these amazing stars on screen and with Egyptian mothers in law in reality. And in this article, we tried to make a comparison between both.

Find out which one of these actresses best portrays your mother in law’s personality to help you find her the right mother's day gift:

1- Mary Mounib:

“Fighting is the salt and pepper for marriage” if your mother in law happens to be light-hearted such as the one and only Mary Mounib and is quite convinced that for any marriage to work there has to be some action, then you have to take things just as light-heartedly! In most of her films, Mary Mounib represents the traditional Egyptian mother and mother in law who believes that conflict is what makes the marriage grow stronger. Of course, with time traditions have changed drastically but still, there are mothers in law who think in a very similar way. For that reason, you must surprise your mother in law with a very special gift on mother’s day simply because she will expect that from you. You could go for a wristwatch, gold jewelry, expensive perfume or handbag.

2- Ehsan Al Sharif:

is your mother in law a sourpuss who is a very difficult person to please like Ehsan Al Sherif in the film Om Al Arousa? You don’t get enough of her eye-rolling every single time you see her at any given occasion? Ok, for starters let’s get a few things straight: even if your mother in law is not your cup of tea you still are obliged to treat her with respect because it's your duty. In such situations, there is none to be done but pray to God she starts giving you a bit of loving! Most importantly never decide to punish her by being rude and not get her something nice on mother’s day which will surely make things worse. A suitable gift would be a scarf of her taste, a make-up palette, beauty products or perfume of her choice, and don’t forget to wrap the gift up nicely and bring a batch of roses with you.

Read more: Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Him

3- Mimi Chakib:

Does your mother in law look like she has come out of the TV show Hawanem Garden City? Does she make even the smallest resemblance with Mimi Chakib in the film Al Hamawat Al Fatenat, where she brilliantly played the aristocratic, stuck up mother in law? Hmm, if the answer is yes then your mother in law is sure gonna give you a difficult time. Well in such cases its quite simple, you have to get a very classy gift to suite your mother in law's taste. Take your partner’s advice while getting the gift to make sure it's her taste. Surely, you and your partner could both get her a gift together since it's going to be an expensive one! 

4- Karima Mokhtar:

Your mother in law has the biggest heart and warmest hug just like Karima Mokhtar in the film El Hafid? Let me guess, she treats you exactly like you were her own? Sometimes she gets too nosy in your personal lives but that’s just because she really wants your best of interest. Mothers in law such as Karima Mokhtar deserve the warmest expression of appreciation and love on mother’s day because that’s the only way to show her how much she means to you. Take her out for a nice and different outing. The gift could be anything for her kitchen, home décor, a family portrait to hang up, and most importantly a huge hug and lots of kisses!

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