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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.

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And with some Champurrado? Mmmmm.

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

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The OG little mermaid.

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

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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.

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Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

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

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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.

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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.

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Being blindfolded didn't help your cause either.

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

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

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

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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.

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The ULTIMATE outdoor mall experience.

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

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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.

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For when the sobador wasn't available.

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13. Saying you were bored had SERIOUS repercussions.

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"A estas bored? Pues limpia los frijoles."

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

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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.

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"¿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.

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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.

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Your mouth probably just watered now.

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

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

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The one man worth running after.

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

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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"Now take one grabbing that tree!"

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

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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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