28 Things People Who Were Raised By A Mexican Mom Know To Be True

You’re feeling sick? Let me get some VapoRub.”

1. She believed VapoRub was a cure for everything.

3. If you scraped your knee, you could always expect the “Sana, sana” rhyme.

4. Cristina was her version of Oprah…

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5. And Walter Mercado was her supreme adviser.

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6. Whenever she watched novelas you were given a play by play.

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Whether you liked it or not.

And you didn’t dare utter a word.

7. Her yelling sometimes took a paradoxical tone.

8. You never wanted to get on her bad side.

9. Because if she ever actually counted to three you were officially fucked.

10. And you would then feel the wrath of the dreaded chancla.

11. When 15 rolled around she was probably more excited about your quinceañera then you were.

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12. To this day she still has you fearing El Cucuy.

13. And she referred to any gaming system as a Nintendo.

14. There was no way you were leaving the house without finishing your chores.

15. And she made sure everything was done with Fabuloso.

16. Somewhere in your kitchen she hung a picture of La Ultima Cena on the wall.

17. And she always made you save plastic bags so you could put them in a bag with even more plastic bags.

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18. You knew to clear the house whenever she put chile on the comal.

19. Her oven also doubled as storage space.

20. You never understood how she flipped tortillas without burning her fingertips.

21. Her comments on diet were contradictory.


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22. She never had the need to buy Tupperware.

THIS #mexicanproblemsnight

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23. Her marathon holiday tamaladas led to an all-tamale diet afterward.

Your mother, abuelita, and tias made no less than 2000.

24. Her home remedy for mal ojo was an egg, a chant, and a glass of water.

My mom just cured me with and egg and took rid of all my haters #MexicanProblems

— Jasmine Romo (@Jasy_romo)

25. You probably had these velas around the house.

26. Along with a calendar of La Virgen.

27. And church on Sunday usually wasn’t a choice.

28. She never admitted when she was wrong.

#mexicanproblemsnight when my mom realizes I'm right but won't admit it so she just says

— ♡gabrielle meredith♡ (@gabriellem1995)

And even though she drove you crazy at times,

You still love her no matter what.

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