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This Is What A Latino Household Is Like On The Day Of A Solar Eclipse

You know what solar eclipse means for Latino families… Superstitions.


Yes, lots of superstitions.

Pregnant women probably heard more warnings than anyone else.

CREDIT: @JANETH ARIZMENDI / FACEBOOK

Guess this woman is going to be stinky for the solar eclipse.

Even those who claim that these superstitions are silly and annoying, eventually you might start to low-key believe in them yourself.

CREDIT: @LAURA LARIOS / FACEBOOK

It’s better to be safe than sorry, right?

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Just in case the sight of the solar eclipse burns your eyes yah know.

And if you really don’t believe in these solar eclipse superstitions, then your mom will probably take matters into her own hands. Just like this mom did:

CREDIT: @ELENA RAMIREZ / FACEBOOK

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This is my mom.

But moms aren’t the only ones buying into this. Dads are also taking precautions.

CREDIT:@ LIZET FISHER / FACEBOOK
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Damn, this dad is serious. He legit canceled his appointment. ?

Even pets are being directly affected by these superstitions.


Awww so cute.

So if you were annoyed by your mom’s eclipse superstitions, imagine how these pets feel.

CREDIT: @STEPHANIE SOLANO / FACEBOOK
CREDIT: @HEATHERS HOBBY / YOUTUBE

Pobrecito.

But it’s not an eclipse superstition party without this classic Latino superstition:

CREDIT: @RENEE HALE / FACEBOOK

You must wear red and you must have on safety pins – especially if you’re pregnant.

It’s gotten to such an extreme, that Latina moms are reaching out to ask if they’ve gone too far.

CREDIT: @REYES P. ANA

What do you think? Have they gone too far with these superstitions? Or do you believe in them as well?

Basically, this is what sums up a Latino household during an eclipse:


This is too much.



READ: Here Are Some Of The Most Random Superstitions That Pregnant Women Actually Follow


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9 Essential Items For First-Time Moms

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9 Essential Items For First-Time Moms

With the quarantine baby boom, it’s likely that you’ve got at least one new mama on your Mother’s Day gift list this year! If you’re last minute shopping for the mamas in your life, we’ve got your back! Recently we checked in with the mitú staff about firs time mom essentials and got the best responses that were also pretty obvious.

Check them out below!

Burp Cloths

Grow by Gerber Store

Get them here for $9.99

Bibs

 Simka Rose Store

Get them here for $19.98

Pre-done Swaddles (featuring velcro)

upsimples Store

Get them here for $9.99

Windy

FridaBaby Store

Get it here for $12.74

Gloves for babies

American Trends

Get them here for $7.99

Diaper Geenie

GROWNSY Store

Get them here for $29.99

High Contrast Black and White Baby Books

Wee Gallery Store

Get some here for $15.99

Babysitter Giftcards

PickMe

Make your own!

Get materials here for $29.95

Snot Suckers

Watolt

Get them here for $39.99

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This Hilarious Viral Video is Being Called the Latino Version of ‘Get Out’

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This Hilarious Viral Video is Being Called the Latino Version of ‘Get Out’

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We’ve all experienced it before–the nervousness of meeting your partner’s parents. And if you’re in an interracial relationship, that nervousness grows exponentially.

That’s why this video of a young Latino man who is hesitant about entering his white girlfriend’s Trump-supporting family’s house has gone viral.

It’s #relatable.

The video starts off with the unnamed boyfriend narrating what’s happening to him as his girlfriend practically drags him into her parent’s home.

In Spanish, he says “I’m going to visit my girlfriend’s parent’s house. The house is very beautiful and she wants me to go inside. But I’m not going to do that because there’s a problem.”

At this point, he pans up to focus on a “Trump” sign prominently displayed on the front lawn.

He turns the camera around to show his own very worried face. The young man’s girlfriend tries to assure him that everything is okay, promising him that her parents are “going to like you”.

The young man tells her to go on without him because he “doesn’t want to die” today. “Maybe tomorrow, yes. But today–no,” he says.

His girlfriend keeps insisting he follow her in until he finally says: “They don’t like me!” before zooming in on the “Trump/Pence” sign one final time. The comedic timing is *chef’s kiss* impeccable.

The video is captioned “This Spanish remake of ‘Get Out’–a witty nod to the 2017 horror film.

As a refresher, “Get Out” centers on a young Black man in an interracial relationship who visits his white girlfriend’s family for the weekend. Soon, he realizes the family is not quite as idyllic as they’re pretending to be. Before long, he realizes his life is in danger.

The movie accurately depicted the real-life horror of racism and white supremacy through a cinematic lens. Phrases like “the sunken place” (the place the main character went when he’s paralyzed by his girlfriend’s mother) became cultural shorthand for: the “place an oppressed person goes when they have become silent or compliant to their own oppression” (thanks Urban Dictionary).

Internet commentators chimed in with their own thoughts and opinions about the super relatable video.

One Reddit user knew exactly how the young man felt. “As a biracial person who dated a girl from a very conservative Republican family, they never let me forget that I was biracial,” he said. “They brought it up almost every day.”

Another knew the struggles of having family members with different views from their own: “I have friends and family members that have been radicalized.. it’s very difficult to have a conversation about anything anymore that doesn’t end with vitriol.”

Another Reddit user had more sympathy for the man’s girlfriend. “I feel bad for the girl honestly,” they said. “We may be able to choose who we befriend, but we can never choose our parents.”

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