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27 Realities Of Growing Up With A Mexican Dad

Yep, they watch novelas too.

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1. They may not admit it, but they love watching telenovelas.

My dad likes watching novelas when there's no soccer to watch

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My dad likes watching novelas when there's no soccer to watch

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2. They complain about how terrible Mexico's soccer team is doing.

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But they watch EVERY GAME.

3. They will adamantly refuse help when they set up a piñata at a party.

My dad doin the most for a pi༚ta

4. They'll wear any T-shirt regardless of what brand it is or what logo is on it.

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5. They'll consider picking up stuff that people leave on the curb.

"Nomas necesita una limpiadita."
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"Nomas necesita una limpiadita."

6. No boxer will ever compare to this guy:

"No, ese Canelo no sirve 'pa nada."
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"No, ese Canelo no sirve 'pa nada."

7. They've got one of these in their closet:

9. Or these:

10. Even if they're goofballs, they get super serious when their daughters bring a boy home.

"@nakiachyanne: crying😂😂😂😂 “@princessstacy_: #MexicanDadsBeLike 😂😂 ”" AKA my dad 

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"@nakiachyanne: crying @princessstacy_: #MexicanDadsBeLike " AKA my dad 

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11. Don't even think about getting close to the grill when they're grilling carne asada.

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12. They don't believe in taking a six-pack to a party.

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13. They've got a stash of chiles de arbol ready for every meal.

14. They're not into showing much emotion...

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15. ... Until a Chente song comes on.

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Then the tears begin to flow.

16. They will NOT let go of their mustaches...

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... and if they did shave it off, they mourned for days.

17. They'll tell you not to waste money on a mechanic because they can fix anything.

18. This is their idea of a fast food restaurant:

19. When they come back from Mexico, they bring back nothing but cheese.

That's only gonna last a month.
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That's only gonna last a month.

20. They gave you a little taste of beer when you were a kid.

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21. They've also got a stash of '80s "sexicomedias."

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22. They're not up on the fact that there are more underwear options than "tighty whities."

23. They still believe this is the #1 hangover cure.

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24. They're born in Mexico but love wearing USA socks.

25. Their wallets were made for more than just cash.

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26. They'll tell you to tuck in your shirt because otherwise you'll "look like a cholo."

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"Adónde vas en esas fachas?"

27. They've sacrificed a lot so you wouldn't have to...

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And that's why you love and appreciate your dad for everything they've done.

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