This just in...
I'm not dead in a ditch.
When we were out of touch with our Mom for more than a couple of days we'd always get a call which began like this.
Mom: Oh good you aren't dead in a ditch some where. I was wondering.
Me: I called on Sunday.
Mom: You didn't tell me you were going any where.
Me: I didn't go any where. Just work.
Mom: You didn't call your mother.
Me: Mom, it's only Wednesday.
Mom: I used to...
Me: I know. You called your Mother *insert sing song voice* EVERY day.
Mom: Well... *voice full of expectation and innuendo*
Me: *sigh* I'm sorry. I got busy.
Mom: I just wanted to make sure you weren't dead in a ditch somewhere. So tell me...how are my grandchildren.
And so it went. You just learned to call every couple of days to "check in" so Mom wouldn't think you were dead in a ditch some where. Now that's some awesome Mom power. Isn't it?
So, just checking in. I'm not dead in a ditch.