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19 Truths Everyone Raised By Mexican Parents Will Understand

What they say goes.

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1. You knew it was dangerous to distract your mom during her novelas.

It's ungodly to disrupt La Rosa de Guadalupe.
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It's ungodly to disrupt La Rosa de Guadalupe.

2. And that your dad was just as obsessed, even if he wouldn't admit to it.

Novelas are just as dramatic as a soccer game.
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Novelas are just as dramatic as a soccer game.

3. You were raised with some of the most ~colorful~ nicknames.

Although one of them was their favorite.
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Although one of them was their favorite.

4. As well as a not-so-magical creature.

You hear that noise? It’s the Cucuy coming from your closet.
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You hear that noise? It’s the Cucuy coming from your closet.

5. You literally felt the tension while your dad watched his partido.

While he probably wore his Chivas, Americá, or Mexicó team shirt.
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While he probably wore his Chivas, Americá, or Mexicó team shirt.

6. As well as when you dared reply to your mom with a bold "¡¿Qué?!"

And never EVER scream "¡¿Qué quieres?!"
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And never EVER scream "¡¿Qué quieres?!"

7. They taught you that you needed to work for the finer things in life.

"¿Quieres un iPhone? Pues trabaja."
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"¿Quieres un iPhone? Pues trabaja."

8. And your dad tried to convince you that he doubled as a mechanic (even if he actually didn't).

It was always a game of "will the car work this time?"
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It was always a game of "will the car work this time?"

9. You knew exactly what was coming when your mom whispered into your ear in public.

Lord knows you never wanted to go home after hearing that.
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Lord knows you never wanted to go home after hearing that.

10. And you definitely knew that sandals weren't just made for feet.

Same goes for belts, spoons, flyswatters, etc.
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Same goes for belts, spoons, flyswatters, etc.

11. You knew that your dad was happy on the inside even if he didn't show it in photos.

Resting Mexican dad face.
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Resting Mexican dad face.

12. And that he was even happier when standing around grilling carne asada with his compadres.

And you thought the tías were the only ones throwin' around the chisme.
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And you thought the tías were the only ones throwin' around the chisme.

13. Your parents knew the importance of a good beer, no matter the occasion.

There's no such thing as buying one six-pack.
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There's no such thing as buying one six-pack.

14. And your dad jokingly tried to pass that lesson on to you at an early age.

While your mom yelled at him every time.
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While your mom yelled at him every time.

15. Your mom let you know exactly how annoying you were always being.

Two simple yet powerful words.
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Two simple yet powerful words.

16. And you learned never to question her logic, because she's always right.

Just don't.
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Just don't.

17. Your mom taught you how to flip a tortilla without burning your fingertips.

It saved you from the embarrassment of having to use a spatula.
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It saved you from the embarrassment of having to use a spatula.

18. While your dad was always the one to stand on a roof just so you could hit your piñata.

He basically risked his life every year just for you.
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He basically risked his life every year just for you.

19. Finally, you knew that their love for you was unconditional and that their sacrifices made you who you are today.

❤️❤️❤️
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