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If You’ve Ever Been With Your Mom On Black Friday You Know She Becomes A Totally Different Person

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Nothing gets a Latina mom more excited than a great deal at the store. This is probably why Black Friday has become a national holiday among our mothers. It is the one time of year they are allowed to let it all out in the store to get the greatest deals of the year. There are tears, laughs, and screams every year as she hunts through the stores for the regalito that your primo has been begging for all year. Here are just some of the things that go down on Black Friday that you just can’t forget.

You pray to a few santos on Thanksgiving night because you know what is about to go down the next day.

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You’re scared, but ready. You’re not sure why this has to happen every year, but every year you are more and more prepared. This is the 20th year you’ve had to do this with mom. You got this.

Mom wakes you up at 3:30 a.m. so you can start getting ready.

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You have less than 30 minutes to get ready. Because you’re an expert, you slept in your shopping clothes and maybe even makeup, so you’re good to go.

And if you don’t get up the first time, the second time looks a little like this.

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Just get up the first time and everything will be okay, okay? It is like your mom is not the same, sweet person she was last night at dinner being all thankful for her wonderful children. Today, it is about stuff.

There will be at least 2 hours of waiting in line in the cold.

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But that’s what you need to make sure you are there on time. Plus, mami wants to continue to run down the list of things and who is doing what before the stores open. You have to get all the gifts for your prima. Your brother is after the gifts for primo Julio. Your mother is just going to grab sh*t and will figure out later who is getting what. At this point, your heart is pounding. You can’t fail.

While you are freezing, mom is all calm double and triple checking the sales flyers to her list.

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You know. Just to be sure that all the months of planning and saving are worth it. If she can’t get that Blue-Ray player for 70 percent off like she expected, all hell is going to break loose.

The gates open and before you know it, your mom is pushing you into the store screaming at the top of her lungs.

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it sounds like a war cry and that makes sense. You are literally going into war for some marked down stuff that mom has been eyeing for months on the Internet.

She forms an alliance with a stranger out of nowhere and you see them start to work in tandem.

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Honestly, it is mesmerizing and fascinating how moms make comadres out of complete strangers. Here she was 20 minutes ago promising that nothing was going to get in her way of getting her treasures. Now she is helping some lady get a rocking chair because that same lady is going to fend off the monsters going after your mom’s prized sweaters.

Next thing you know, you’re under attack as you reached for that one toy everyone has been talking about for months.

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You’re having to fight off mothers, fathers, abeulitas all in the name of getting this doll. Do you do it? Yes, because if you don’t you have to deal with your mother and telling her you didn’t get the toy. Could you imagine such a fate? No gracias.

Meanwhile, mom is fighting her own Black Friday battle across the store over some marked down kitchenwares.

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She didn’t come here for a new set of cloth napkins but at 95 percent off, how can she say no? She can’t. Congratulations. You have new napkins and mom got another Black Friday K.O. under her belt. Who is she?!

She even convinced you to take things out of people’s carts that you weren’t able to get while they were still on the shelves.

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Thankfully you have had time to master this skill. You don’t go to this many Black Fridays with mom and not learn how to quietly take things from people’s carts. This is every man, woman, and child for themselves. Tough luck.

And don’t you dare let anyone get in front of you at checkout while you wait for mom.

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You cannot be wasting time like that. It is only 7 a.m. and there are still 3 more stores to hit before noon. Get. It. Together.

Yet, all the madness and bruises pay off when your little primo opens the one gift he has been begging for all year.

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It really is moments like this that warm that heart and bring families closer together. Happy Thanksgiving and have a safe Black Friday.


READ: If Your Home Is The One Hosting Thanksgiving Then You Know All Of This To Be True

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It’s Embarrassing, But Face It: All Mexicans Own These 25 Things

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It’s Embarrassing, But Face It: All Mexicans Own These 25 Things

The accuracy is painful.

If you grew up with Mexican parents you probably had at least 80% of these nacadas in your house. Deep down you know life wouldn’t have been the same without them, like…

1. A Vintage Photo of Your Abuelitos

Why SO serious?! This is the original #TBT for sure.

2. Of Course, Your Embarrassing Quince Photo

¡Qué horror! And there’s probably more than one haunting you every time you visit home.

READ: 11 Signs You Had a Quinceañera in the 00s

3. This Amazing Seasoning of the Gods

This is spice gold. Perfect over literally everything – even the back of your hand. C’mon, don’t pretend you don’t do that!

4. DIY Tupperware

Butter? Noooo. It’s just another tub of frozen salsa. You should know better by now.

5. Handmade Decor

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Ma is the original Etsy.

6. Plastic-covered Furniture

Sitting here was hell. But anything to keep the furniture looking new 20 years later.

7. Vicks AKA “Vics Vaporú”

Me: “Ma, I have a headache.”

Mom: “Rub it on your head.”

Me: “Ma, my stomach hurts.”

Mom: “Rub it on your stomach and place a paper towel over it.”

Me: “Ma, my leg hurts.”

Mom: “Rub it super fast on your leg.”

It was also the first thing your mom added to your medicine cabinet when you moved out.

8. A TvNotas Issue from Seven Months Ago

And of course, it’s still in the bathroom for guests to read.

9. The Infamous Chancla

No need for a pair, this one is solely used for whooping yo’ ass. And it randomly appears when needed — creepy.

READ: 13 Ways Mom Put her Chanclas to Good Use

10. A Calendar Like This

Complete with the names of saints on their feast days to remind you why your uncle, born on August 31, was named Ramón. This also explains why you have that middle name that you keep secret.

11. Selena CDs that Play at Every Party

The queen! ? There’s no party like a Mexican party. You’ll laugh, possibly cry and definitely embarrass yourself trying to reach every musical note during “Como La Flor.” It’s a classic!

READ: How Selena Got Us Through Heartbreak

12. Veladoras

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Your parents were strict about not leaving your Bath & Body Works candle aflame when you left the house, but God forbid you extinguish their veladora. Along with disrespecting the saints, you can expect at least a week of grounding.

13. Shimmery Jesus Picture

You don’t really remember how or where your family got this picture, but it’s been in your kitchen (of all places) for ages.

14. San Marcos Blanket

Is there a better way to Netflix and Chill than wrapped in a San Marcos blanket?

15. Loteria

If you are Mexican and you have never played Loteria, shame on you. SHAME-ON-YOU.

16. Taijin

I refuse to eat my fruit without the family secret ingredient!

17. Cactus Plants for Decoration

Some may not understand why Mexicans use the saddest plant ever for decoration, the truth: they remind us of nopales. Yum.

18. Plastic Fruit

Talking about decorations…don’t forget about the fake fruit! Cuz why not remind La Visita that you are all about that healthy lifestyle!

19.Primera Comunion pics

Because you just need to have a remainder of the single day of your life when you have been photographed the most.

20. Old Guacamole Grind (Molcajete)

You know what they say, the older the Molcajete, the better the guacamole.

21. Tortilla Warmer

They come in all materials, shapes and sizes. That is what makes them beautiful!

22. Fabuloso cleaner

Who can forget that lavender smell?

23. Recycled Birthday Celebration Items

Because your mom just won’t throw away a good piñata, party hat, wrapping paper, etc…

24. Virgen de Guadalupe Anything

In a candle, a poster, a calendar….La Virgencita de Guadalupe is always there for you.

25. and finally, a bottle of tequila with a slice of limon

Because you just never know when you will have a party at your place.

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