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Nothing Screams "I Grew Up With Latino Parents" More Than These 19 Things

When I say "Caso," you say "Cerrado"!

Growing up with Latine parents is a wild ride reinforced by incredible food, unhinged television, and strong family traditions. While everyone's experience may vary slightly, our foundations remain the same.

1. Discovering astrology at a very young age because of Walter Mercado.

Walter Mercado sitting on a chair posing for a photo

2. Cookie tins and Country Crock containers hold literally anything besides what you'd expect them to.

A container of Country Crock light spread

3. Caso Cerrado and Dra. Ana María Polo taught you more about the law than school did.

Doctora Ana Maria Polo pointing at a sign that reads Caso Cerrado

4. A kitchen isn't complete without some Adobo or sazón in the pantry.

Photo of a knife cutting several vegetables with seasonings in the background

5. Vicks VapoRub is the only cure for anything and everything.

Package and bottle of Vicks VapoRub

6. Quinceañeras can cost as much as (or more than) a wedding.

A cake decorated with a figure in a gown and the number 15

7. Your mother's favorite form of discipline usually involved a chancla, a correa, or a thinly-veiled death threat.

Picture of an upset woman with a caption that reads go and get me the belt

8. If you gain a few pounds, you're "fat." If you lose a few pounds, you're "sick" or "too thin."

Feet standing on a white bathroom scale

9. At least one of these TV shows triggers a core memory: El Chavo del Ocho, Sábado Gigante, Primer Impacto, El Show de Cristina, El Gordo y la Flaca.

Don Francisco talking into a microphone

10. Drinking café con leche at an absurdly young age is normal.

Cafe con leche in cup isolated on a white background

11. Cooking is basically a love language.

Woman kissing an older woman who is preparing avocados

12. You have an auto mechanic or handyman in the family. If you don't, your dad personally knows one.

Hand of car mechanic with wrench

13. No religious household is complete without portraits and candles of La Virgen or Jesus.

A collection of prayer candles on display at a Catholic shrine

14. You have an endless string of extended family members you'll never meet.

Girl taking selfie with her family in front of a restaurant

15. Grocery bags are reused as trash bags.

Plastic grocery bags holding groceries

16. Your oven doubles as storage space for random pots and pans.

Frying pan, andbaking trays in an oven

17. Fabuloso is all you need to clean a home.

A bottle of Fabuloso

18. People at gatherings are greeted with a cheek kiss.

Little girl kissing older woman on the cheek

19. And last but not least, chances are you're rarely called by your first name.

Woman talking with the caption what a dumbass

Is there anything we missed? If so, tell us about it in the comments below!