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23 Photos Anyone Who Grew Up Puerto Rican Will Recognize

When you saw a chancleta, you knew you were in danger.

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1. When your mother would try to shame you into cleaning.

2. And when she took off her chancleta and was officially not playing around.

#GrowingUpLatino la chancleta was a weapon

3. When you knew everyday products by different names.

#GrowingUpPuertoRican Calling every cereal "conflei"

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4. When your abuela finished getting dressed for the day.

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5. And when she owned every pair of one shoe.

#GrowingUpHispanic you're grandmother would always have these on while she was about to chef up some bomb food 😭

6. When you had to hang something up on your abuela's fridge.

#GrowingUpPuertoRican IT'S SO REAL HAHAHA

7. And when you would ask her if you could watch some TV.

#GrowingUpHispanic the only show that you, your parents and grandparents had in common.

8. When only one man could tell you your past, present, and future by simply reading the stars.

#GrowingUpHispanic This is who would give your family their horoscopes

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9. And when Don Francisco was the only man you needed to turn a drab Saturday into the BEST. ONE. EVER.

You and your parents have plans every saturday #GrowingUpHispanic

10. When your mom heard you coughing and took necessary precautions.

11. When you were actually deathly ill and your mom had to move on to plan B.

#GrowingUpHispanic eating caldo when it's 95 degrees outside

12. When your parents would go shopping for refreshments for a children's party.

13. And when the piñata turned that party into the Hunger Games.

#GrowingUpHispanic surviving this mosh pit

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14. When your tia would get her hair done before a baby shower.

#GrowingUpHispanic All your moms and tias have been thru the highlighted hair phase

15. And when she was the one to buy the ONLY PRESENT THAT MATTERED.

#GrowingUpLatino bracelets and necklaces with your name were a must

16. When it got hot AF outside and you didn't want ice cream.

#GrowingUpHispanic This man right here is the reason why the world goes round

17. And when you just needed something sweet but a little less filling.

#growinguppuertorican this was our life growing up 💯💯

18. When trying to simply grab a plastic bag was a literal struggle.

#GrowingUpHispanic THE BAG WITH ALL THE OTHER PLASTIC BAGS INSIDE

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19. When you finally grabbed one and it became your garbage can.

#GrowingUpHispanic even if you had a real garbage, the trash still ended up here

20. When you always knew what to expect when you opened the stove.

#GrowingUpHispanic opening the oven to bake something and forgetting about this...

21. And when you NEVER knew what to expect when you opened a "butter" container.

#GrowingUpHispanic you thought it was butter but it was really sofrito 😕

22. When you were thirsty and went looking for something to drink in the fridge.

when you always had these stocked up in your fridge #GrowingUpPuertoRican

23. AND WHEN YOU CELEBRATED THE HOLIDAYS AND REALIZED WHY GROWING UP PUERTO RICAN WAS SIMPLY THE BEST.

#GrowingupPuertorican if u had this u know your eating well on the holidays 😂😂

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