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18 Horrifying Moments Of Growing Up In A Mexican Household

"¡NO LLORE! ¡NO LLORE!" — My Mom.

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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!"

>_<...

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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."

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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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