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24 Photos That Perfectly Sum Up Your Mexican Childhood

Never say you're bored.

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1. Getting crumbs all over yourself was completely worth the mess.

And with some Champurrado? Mmmmm.

2. Staring at a topless mermaid was a totally normal thing to do every Friday night.

The OG little mermaid.

3. You knew begging your mom for one of these was pretty far-fetched, but that didn't stop you from trying anyway.

Love at first bite.

4. Eating nopales straight from your backyard meant you were on the paleo diet way before it was even a thing.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

5. These somehow showed up in every bed in the house and you never questioned why.

Some even had unicorns.

6. You quickly learned that shutting up was the safest thing to do when Walter Mercado got to your mom's horoscope sign.

Or else...

7. Your uncle or older cousin all of sudden became the most hated person at the party as soon as they controlled the piñata.

Being blindfolded didn't help your cause either.

8. You even survived the December cold so Jesus could get the chance to have his own piñata.

Jesus' birth isn't a moment, it's an event.

9. God forbid you ever needed any ingredient other than salsa.

It's good for the environment.

10. Every Saturday morning meant browsing the swap meet with your parents in the hopes that they would eventually buy you a churro.

The ULTIMATE outdoor mall experience.

11. Your family confided in these candles to ward off the Devil himself... or to win the lottery.

Saint Michael the Archangel will protect you from evil.

12. You never questioned why your mom cured your sore muscles with a pomada that was obviously for animals.

For when the sobador wasn't available.

13. Saying you were bored had SERIOUS repercussions.

"A estas bored? Pues limpia los frijoles."

14. Your childhood parties were just as crazy as most weddings.

With a banda and everything.

15. Every time you smelt beans frying, you knew you wouldn't be getting that McDonald's you were craving.

"¿Quieres McDonalds? Pues come tus frijoles!" – Your mom, probably.

16. Your house eventually got to the point where you couldn't distinguish whether you were in your living room or at church.

Just one more Virgen de Guadalupe to add to the collection.

17. You felt your mouth water even before you got the opportunity to tear one of these open.

Your mouth probably just watered now.

18. Whether it was your first communion or your cousin's baby shower, there was no such thing as a "dry party."

19. Aside from Jesus, this was the man you looked forward to seeing each Sunday morning.

The one man worth running after.

20. Your first childhood friend left you wondering just how good his tortas de jamón were.

"Eso eso eso eso."

21. There was no sweeter victory than actually eating this in one bite instead of licking its sad crumbs off the plastic.

One this is achieved, everything else just doesn't seem as great.

22. Dunking your hand into a bag of these chile-coated things left your hand looking like a delicious murder scene.

Being trusted with your own chile bottle was a dangerous thing.

23. Sitting in some local park while wearing a ball gown was harder than it seemed.

"Now take one grabbing that tree!"

24. You were taught how to make tamales multiple times but somehow managed to always mess it up.

It's not your fault you wanted a double-stuffed tamale.

But when it comes down to it, you would never trade your Mexican upbringing for the world.

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