Clues to beat MomCon

The thing is Mom is sneaky.  She camouflages a lot of her intentions.  But no matter how many red herrings she throws our way, our noses are too sharp not to smell the fishy fish. How we figure out things is, as a famous person once said (or did not), "Elementary, my dear Watson". 🔎Clues form the backbone of good detective work🔍