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21 Vines That Sum Up What It's Like To Have Caribbean Parents

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1. They taught you the value of being financially independent.

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2. They knew that constant snacking wasn't in your best interest.

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3. And that junk food wasn't worth the money you paid for it.

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4. They extolled the virtues of a hard day's work.

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5. And preached the benefits of a good education.

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6. No matter what the cost.

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7. They knew the fulfillment that comes from helping others.

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8. Especially when it comes to getting the remote control.

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9. They implanted the adage "manners matter" into your upbringing.

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10. They gently reminded you that you would always be their "baby."

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11. They grounded in you the belief that cleanliness was next to godliness.

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12. And the notion that "if you ask, you shall receive."

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13. But were careful to remind you that begging is not an admirable trait.

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14. They could enforce discipline with a single look.

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15. And they raised you to always be responsible for the messes you create.

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16. They interpreted the phrase "time and tide wait for no man" to befit their lifestyle.

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17. They mastered the art of communicating.

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18. They trained us in the principle of "waste not, want not."

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19. They instructed you in the ways of good phone etiquette.

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20. And knew that tea was the magical cure-all for any ailment.

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21. And one thing's for certain, they knew how to make a mean Sunday breakfast.

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