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18 Horrifying Moments Of Growing Up In A Mexican Household

"¡NO LLORE! ¡NO LLORE!" — My Mom.

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1. Whenever you saw a bag of frijoles and you knew your mom was gonna make you wash them.

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Mom: "Limpiame los frijoles..."

Me: "But ¡AMA!, I have a date–"

Mom: "¡NO TE PREGUNTÉ SI QUIERES!"

5. Watching any of the many messed up news stories on Primer Impacto:

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Watching footage of an assassination attempt while listening to suspenseful music is just... horrifying.

7. Whenever you were next in line at the supermarket checkout and your mom was like, "I forgot the milk. Hold up."

8. When your mom is talking to your tía in Mexico, who you've never met, and then she suddenly passes the phone over to you.

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Mom: "¡Habla con tu tia!"

Me: "But... I don't... know who she is... ¡AMA!"

Mom: "¡TE DIJE QUE HABLES CON TU TIA!"

9. Even though you were born in the U.S., your palms would get sweaty as you drove across the border back from Mexico.

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Border patrolman: "WHAT'S YOUR CITIZENSHIP?!"

8-year-old me: "Am... Ameri... Americ..."

Border patrolman: "PULL OVER THERE AND STEP OUT OF THE VEHICLE!"

>_<...

12. When your cousin would ask you to be her chambelan at her Quinceañera.

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Cousin: "Hey... you wanna be my chambelan?"

My mind: (Say no. Say no. Say no. Nonononononono. No. NO! NOOOOOOO!!!)

Me: "...Aight."

16. When you'd go to the movies and your dad would tell you, "TELL THEM YOU'RE 12!" ... even though you were 13.

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Me: But... but... What if we get caught? AM I GOING TO GO TO JAIL?!"

Dad: "¡TU NOMAS DILES!"

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