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