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25 Experiences You Only Have When Raised By Latino Immigrant Parents

Vicks will cure everything.

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2. You grew up with these candles in your house.

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4. Anything can, will, and has been cleaned using Fabuloso.

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7. Your parents have been recycling everything since before recycling was cool.

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Oh, you thought this was butter? NAH, more like, Menudo.

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9. These cans were everywhere, but none of them ever had cookies inside.

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All you wanted was a cookie...

10. Spanglish is your mother tongue.

Sometimes you completely forget the right word in the right language, or stumble through both languages in the same sentence.

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12. You have tortillas or rice with practically every meal.

13. You knew to never, ever walk around barefoot, unless you wanted to start an argument.

"WHERE ARE YOUR SHOES? PUT ON SOME SHOES."

15. Your friends would bring PB&Js for lunch, but your mom would wrap you last night's leftovers instead.

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But then they follow it up with...

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16. Vicks is the answer to everything.

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Everyone pronounces it "vics vaporu."

17. Your parents would tell you that "La Llorona" or "El Cucuy" would come and find you if you didn't go to sleep on time as a child.

YOU WERE NEVER SAFE.

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20. Your house is filled with these spice bags that included things like canela and oregano.

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21. You've played loteria with bottlecaps or beans.

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22. Your house always had a calendar like this somewhere.

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They probably got it for free at church, a restaurant, or a panaderia.

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