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Here Are 9 Of The Most Ridiculous Recuerdos I Found From My Tía’s Giant Collection

You know what makes family events like quinceañeras, baby showers, and weddings so memorable? For tías, it’s not the pictures or the videos, but the recuerdos. And as it turns out, my tía has been collecting recuerdos for years.

Every family party we have always has one thing: recuerdos. Here are just a few recuerdos my tía has been hoarding at her house.

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This quinceañera must have been *lit*. L O L.

Just in case my tía is ever going out to the club and needs a purse to keep all of her belongings in, she has this recuerdo:

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I’ve never seen such a fashionable recuerdo in my life.

And before to going to the club, my tía can pregame with this recuerdo:

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Can’t go wrong with one of those classic portraits that you take at the mall.

After finding this gem, I realized that my aunt doesn’t throw away *any* recuerdo…no matter how much mold it has on it.

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Btw, baby Matthew is 22 years old now.

And because the moldy foot-shaped cookie isn’t enough, here’s another pata recuerdo:

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But why is the pata bigger than the baby? Please tell me.

Here’s another recuerdo that’s also probably not edible since the candy is from a baby shower in 1995.

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I can’t name a baby shower that didn’t have these.

But if there’s a recuerdo that’s older than the baby bottle with hard rock candy, it’s this vintage scroll:

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Complete with a list of 300 padrinos.

On the more romantic side, here’s a wedding recuerdo with a mini arch, mini bride and groom, and mini ruffles.

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Can’t forget about the RUFFLES!

And it gets even cuter with this recuerdo, which is a mini column and a mini candle all in one!

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Just in case there’s ever a power outage, here’s your solution.

By now you’re probably wondering, how many recuerdos my tía has in total, right?

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YES. 28 total!! And I might have even missed a few.


READ: This Is The One Thing That Unites All Children Of Immigrants


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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Realize now that no roommate will ever be good enough for them.

Packing up your room will bring lots of tears.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

They’ll probably sneak a Bible somewhere in there.

They will be super friendly and embarrassing around your new roommate.

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…and immediately judge everything about them when they left.

Your parents will probably want to meet the RA face to face…

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…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.

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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.

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ENOUGH!

But even though dorm life will be necessary, amazing and life-changing…

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FREEDOM!

…you’ll be FaceTiming them constantly and missing them like crazy.

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Guess who’s the extra one now?! They always win.


READ: Here’s Why Latinos Get Extra Emotional During College Graduations

Were your parents super dramatic when you moved into your first dorm? Let us know!