Because Our Parents Can’t Say Bye To Their Kids, This Is How Embarrassingly Extra They Get When It’s Time To Go To College
Moving into your own dorm usually becomes another reason for Latino families to be absolutely extra…like with literally every other event in our lives. And because one does not simply just move into a dorm with Latino parents, expect tears. Lots of tears.
Before you even get to your dorm, your parents will come up with every reason why living in a dorm isn’t going to happen.
my sister think she gonna dorm, ha she funny thinking she can leave this household with hispanic parents ??
— ?ERIKA ? (@1m3rika) February 12, 2015
So, you’ll be grateful for even being allowed to go away to college, much less live in a dorm. It’s a miracle!
But after long
arguments discussions and finally coming to the agreement that moving to a dorm will “help you study,” your family will help you prep – with lots of preventative measures.
Mom will school you on how to get your dorm impeccable…just like her house. Dad, on the other hand, will teach you all he knows about protecting yourself.
When you get your roommate assignment, mom and dad will need to know EVERY detail about them.
Realize now that no roommate will ever be good enough for them.
Packing up your room will bring lots of tears.
Plus, lots of breaks to go down memory lane.
You won’t possibly leave to college without a going away party with the entire family.
There’s always an excuse for a party, obvio. Even if you’re moving to a campus 20 minutes away from home, they’re going to act like they won’t see you for months.
When it’s time to leave, the whole family will go with you.
Plane or car, they work it out. Abuelita maybe even made the trek.
Once at your new home, dad does a full inspection to make sure it’s safe for you…
I’m pretty sure the school took care of that.
…And mami looks for storage space because that’s clearly all that matters in a dorm.
I mean, where would I put all the Fabuloso and mops??
They will make sure you know that home is way better than this tiny dorm room.
They have to leave you with enough guilt to last through the semester.
Mom will secretly arrange a little shrine with all your family photos and maybe a vela or two.
Being hispanic means my parents bless me and my dorm room for at least 15 minutes to make sure there's no bad energy when they leave??
— Scarlet Ojeda (@scarlet_ojeda) August 19, 2016
They’ll probably sneak a Bible somewhere in there.
They will be super friendly and embarrassing around your new roommate.
…and immediately judge everything about them when they left.
Your parents will probably want to meet the RA face to face…
…And then make a scene when they realize you live in a co-ed dorm. WHOOPS.
…And every other person on your floor, because they’re nosey.
They might even get some gossip while they’re there!
You will have to literally kick out your family once you’re all moved in.
But even though dorm life will be necessary, amazing and life-changing…
…you’ll be FaceTiming them constantly and missing them like crazy.
Guess who’s the extra one now?! They always win.