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26 Pictures That Perfectly Capture What It's Like Growing Up Black

Don't forget to take the chicken out of the freezer.

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1. When you were at your grandma's house and it was about to storm.

#GrowingUpBlack When it's storming outside & your grandmother makes you turn off EVERYTHING & sit in the dark

2. And while at Granny's house, these were never to be touched.

A cabinet full of plates and cups no one ever uses #GrowingUpBlack

3. Taking the chicken out to thaw always slipped your mind, until you were reminded.

#GrowingUpBlack Forgetting to take the chicken out of the freezer and hearing your mom come in the house.

4. When you knew the lyrics to every song on the radio.

When You Singing A Song And Your Moms Go "I Hope You Know Your School Work Just Like That Damn Song" #GrowingUpBlack

5. When you tried to avoid a whoopin.

#Growingupblack The face your mom made after you dodged the belt the first timeπŸ˜­πŸ˜‚

6. And you started to cry before anything even happened hoping it would lessen the impact.

#GrowingUpBlack "whatchu crying for!? I ain't even hit you yet!"

7. And then you got one but wasn't supposed to cry.

"Stop crying before I give you something to cry about" #GrowingUpBlack

8. Your mom always said the whoopin hurt her more than you, but HOW?!

#GrowingUpBlack when your mama was whipping you and said "trust me, this hurts me more than it does you"

9. Then after all was said and done everyone felt like running away.

#GrowingUpBlack "I don't have to live like this"

10. Your brother or sister was waiting in the rafters, knowing their turn was coming up.

Watching yo brother or sister get whooped and knowing you're next. #GrowingUpBlack

11. When you were on punishment and couldn't watch TV or have any other form of entertainment.

When you on punishment an this the only thing you had to play with #GrowingUpBlack

12. But when you weren't punished, you knew that these were the best shows ever.

#GrowingUpBlack we had shows like, Moesha, Kenan and Kel, Sister Sister, and Fresh prince of bel air.

13. You and your cousins always got into an argument because you always knew who you wanted to play.

When you and your cousins got into an argument about who was who πŸ˜‚ #GrowingUpBlack

14. Everyone knew who Madea was before she went mainstream.

Watching these plays before madea went big #GrowingUpBlack

15. This was how you got your hair washed.

Having to get your hair washed in the sink πŸ˜­πŸ˜‚ #GrowingUpBlack

16. And after the wash, everyone knows that this was the real struggle.

#GrowingUpBlack when you had to sit on the floor in between ya moms legs while she yanked tf outta your hair 😊😊😊😊

17. This is definitely the most easily recognizable hair product.

You either have one or both. #GrowingUpBlack

18. When you weren't feeling good, these were all you needed.

#GrowingUpBlack .. Ain't no hospital bihh this was all you needed πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

19. And this is how you acted when you wanted to stay home sick.

20. Literally EVERYONE's mom has a picture like this somewhere.

Your mama and her friends, "before you was even thought of" #GrowingUpBlack

21. And this was how she looked when it came time to sign a permission slip.

Mom can you sign this permission slip so I can got to the aquarium? ".....Go get me a pen" #GrowingUpBlack

22. Watching Roots in school was definitely...awkward, for some.

When your the only black kid in the class and the teacher start talking about slavery or civil rights #GrowingUpBlack

23. And forget about it when your white friend's mom tried to make Kool-Aid.

#GrowingUpBlack when your white friend's mom only added one teaspoon of sugar in the koolaid

24. But back at home, this was NOT called the remote control.

#GrowingUpBlack This is not called a remote. This is called a "moken troll" .

25. When it came time to carry something and you needed a bag, you knew right where to go.

#GrowingUpBlack Everybody have that one Plastic Bag full of Plastic Bags πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

26. Nuff said.

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