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Every Hairy Latino Kid Will Be Able To Relate To The Urge Of Wanting To Shave By 11

If you’re like me, you remember having peach fuzz by the time you were in sixth grade.

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After your initial discovery, you may have felt weird for a split second…

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Until you realized it made you look way more ~grown~ than your classmates.

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You told your parents you felt it was time for you to start shaving, even though the fuzz was barely there.

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You: “I’m a grown up, OK?”

Then you’d get a warning from one of your parents: “You CAN’T shave because it’s going to come out thicker and darker.”

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Which is the last thing they should have told you, because it only made you want to shave even more.

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So you shaved.

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After splashing on some aftershave, you realized shaving wasn’t all fun and games.

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But once your facial hair grew back, you were very satisfied with yourself.

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So any chance you got, you’d try to bring attention to your facial hair.

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Especially when you were deep in thought.

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By the time you were in high school, you had a full-on mustache, goatee or beard.

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And you’d brag about how everyone assumed you were 5 to 10 years older.

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“I can buy beer at the liquor store and they won’t trip.”

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But once you were done with high school, having facial hair wasn’t really a thing anymore.

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And now that you’re an adult, you rarely shave. Not because you’re proud of your facial hair…

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… but because you’re lazy.

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And now, you have no choice but to shave once in a while, or you’ll end up looking like this:

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READ: 9 Different Facial Hair Options And What They Say About You

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The Ridiculous Journey Of Trying To Sleep Over A Friend's House When You Have Latino Parents

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The Ridiculous Journey Of Trying To Sleep Over A Friend’s House When You Have Latino Parents

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There is probably nothing that bonds Latinos more than the struggle with trying to sleep over a friend’s house. Basically, it was the one thing you knew your parents would say no to. So here is the tumultuous journey many of us had to go through just to stay at a “casa ajena.”

First off, the answer was always “NO.”

So you started to cry and maybe beg a bit and they were still unimpressed.

So you called your cool prima to come up with a plan.

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She always had your back and the plan might actually work. What they don’t know, won’t kill them, right?

But just when they looked like they were about to say “yes”…

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Emphasis on looked.

They tell you you have to clean your room because nothing is free in that house.

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But why does it matter if your room’s a mess? It’s not like you’re going to sleep there.

They then demanded a background history of this “friend.”

…and they make it very clear that they “don’t know them.”

You had to give them your friend’s parents number for emergencies.

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Which was super embarrassing because if this friend wasn’t Latino, they didn’t understand why you were asking for their parents’ personal information.

Before even saying yes, your parents had to remind you that they don’t like you out en la calle.

Are we done yet?

And they don’t understand why you want to sleep somewhere else when you have a cama at home.

Get over it, mami!

They always imagined the most bizarre, worst-case scenario…

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If they let you go, you knew they would guilt trip you to keep you in check the entire time.

So you might have gotten a few check-up phone calls.

You might have had to deal with a little embarrassment. But, also, shout to to the prima that hooked it up with an alibi if you were sneaking around.

Even when you came back home safe (from your best behavior)…

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You kept the real details of what happened at this sleepover under wraps so you can have a small chance of a next time. They didn’t need to know everything (even though, they probably already did.)

They warned you to not get used to the idea.

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Because to them this was a one-time deal.

READ: 15 Things Latino Parents Have Definitely Threatened Us With

Did your parents ever let you sleepover anyone’s house? Or did they just make you feel guilty about it? Let us know your experience!

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