I live a distance away from my mother so talk with her on the phone. I notice that she can be quite chatty about what's going on with her, my brother or his family, or when sharing her opinions. But when I tell her something I or her grandchildren have done I get complete silence. Is this normal? If I don't reroute the conversation back to her or my brother's side of the family, it's crickets.
I notice she has a little memory loss -- she'll forget something I've told her, for example, but it doesn't seem a huge thing (heck I forget things all the time!!). And like I said, she has no trouble talking about herself.
My brother says his MIL is the same, all about her.
I try not to take it personally. :-)