29 Signs You Grew Up In A Mexican Household

Here’s the game: If you can relate to ten items on this list, CONGRATULATIONS! You are a certified Mexican.

1. You knew “El Chapulin Colorado” before you knew Superman.

Superman pales to this beast.

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2. You had one of these in your living room.

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3. You faced the wrath of one of these three objects:

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4. You got your nightly news from these two:

Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas: Univision news anchors since 1986.

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5. Your first introduction to dramatic acting was a telenovela.

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6. Your mom would watch Cristina instead of Oprah.

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7. You always wondered why Americans celebrated Cinco de Mayo more than your family.

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8. You had this image somewhere in your house:

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9. You wrote to “Los Reyes Magos” instead of Santa Claus.

Los Tres Reyes Magos (The Three Wise Men). On January 5th, you’d write a letter to the Magos and then put it in a shoe. You leave the shoe at your doorstep and in the morning, you’d get your presents. Probably a way for your parents to take advantage of after-Christmas sales.

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10. On every January 6th, you ate bread with baby figurines stuck inside.

It’s called a rosca. If you get the figurine, it’s your job to make tamales in February. Kids didn’t care. They just wanted a new toy.

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11. This happened to you on your birthday:

No one was ever spared… NO ONE.

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12. This guy was YOUR People’s Champion.

Julio Cesar Chavez: Boxing God.

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13. You preferred Santo over Hulk Hogan.

Hulk Hogan never saved the earth from Martians… or breathed on the moon… or faced off against “El Nazi.”

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14. You had to explain to teachers why you were labeling yourself a “bimbo.”

…It’s a Mexican bread company.

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15. This is what Sunday football looked like.

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16. This is how you would react to Mexico scoring a goal.

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17. These were the candies you fought for.

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18. He was the hardest working man in your neighborhood.

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19. You grew up with this guy on TV.

And you really wanted a torta con jamon.

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20. Your parents hated this guy:

Carlos Salinas de Gortari (President of Mexico from 1988-1994) A.K.A one of the most corrupt Mexican presidents of all time (and that bar is set very high).

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21. Your parents loved this guy:

One word: “AMNESTY!”

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22. Your family ate at food trucks before they were cool.

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23. You preferred conchitas over donuts.

…or at least ate the top part.

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24. You HAD to be an usher at your cousin’s Quinceñera.

This was NOT an option.

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25. There’s always an infinite supply of these.

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26. You had a Carne Asada every Sunday.

This is not a BBQ. It’s a CARNE ASADA.

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27. You still remember this scene.


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28. You were represented in Hollywood by this man:

Edward James Olmos FTW!

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29. You heared this song at every party.

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