Madonna, Archetypal Mother, Worries About Q-tips

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Lourdes and Madonna. Photo: George Pimentel/WireImages

Holy mother Madonna is also a concerned mother with specific (yet typical) maternal neuroses (the linens supply in her daughter's dorm room). In true mom-fashion, she expresses these concerns by yelling them across the figurative parking lot (a public interview on the Today show) in front of everyone

I'm very "mom." I'm very, you know, worried: Are you okay? Are you getting enough sleep? Are you eating right? You know, I set up a humidifier in her room with eucalyptus oil. I was worried about the fact that she didn't have enough towels, Q-tips. 

God, Mom, the humidifier is fine, did you really have to tell everyone about it? Yes, thank you for choosing eucalyptus, it is soothing. Uh huh, the Q-tip supply is ample. No, I really don't need any more. Okay, fine, I know I can always share them. Yes. Okay, yes, missyoutoobye.