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Our Parents Were Recycling Before It Even Existed

Latino parents are geniuses who’ve always been ahead of their time. Take being green ♻️…sure, now it’s all hip and cool to be green and eco-friendly, but our parents were doing this before reusable bags were en vogue. Let’s check out some of their most brilliant, green (and old school) tricks.

Disposable plastic cups aren’t disposable.

Empty Sopa Maruchan cups were also reused for drinking cups.

All containers are always reused over and over and over again.

Always.

Bread bags were recycled as lunch bags.

You washed the car using the two-bucket method.

Barbie was forced to make questionable fashion choices.

Old shirts made great washcloths.

They taught us to make liquid soap last and last and last…

All those coffee grounds we produce have an afterlife.

Old grocery bag? More like a new trash bag!

Clothes are still worn until they literally fall apart and usually in a public and embarrassing place.

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This Little Girl Destroyed Her Mom’s Limited Edition Manny MUA Palette And We Feel The Pain

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This Little Girl Destroyed Her Mom’s Limited Edition Manny MUA Palette And We Feel The Pain

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Kids say the darnedest things, and they do some messy things too. For the most part, you have to forgive them — they are kids after all. However, it’s one thing to spill Cheerios all over the floor and quite another when they get into expensive and limited edition makeup.

This little girl could not help but get her mom’s palette and place it everywhere.

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@HayleyBalls_ tweets that she had it with her daughter after she destroyed her Manny MUA makeup pallet, which by the way is no longer for sale. If you thought just ruining the makeup was bad enough, it is impossible to find this in any stores.

At first, viewers can’t tell the extent of the damage but it’s clear that the little girl put it all over her hands and her eyes.

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She clearly has seen her mother put the eyeshadow on her eyes with her fingers, like most of us. However, most of the precious makeup is all over the table. Her mom was livid but what can you do?

Of course, Manny MUA saw the travesty and reached out to the mother to offer her a little something.

Look at this amazing artist saving the day. He just sauntered right in to the thread and gave the mom something that will definitely make up for losing her limited edition palette.

Other moms chimed in to let the OP know that she is not alone in her devastation because kids obviously hate nice things.

Why do kids love to get into makeup? It’s like their little hands just love the feeling of fresh eye shadow and blush. Tbh, we all did this to our mom’s makeup and it is almost like we are dealing with the payback we deserve.

It is a soul-crushing moment when you first realized your favorite makeup palette and your little one are nowhere to be found.

It seems like it is time for someone to create a company that specializes in makeup safes. Or even packaging for makeup that is childproof. We make sure they can’t get into medicine, shouldn’t we do the same for makeup?

This video is also serving as a form of birth control for some women.

Now we know why they say kids are expensive. Sure, there is a lot of money that goes into the feeding, clothing, and educating of the little rugrats. However, the bulk of the money wasted, I mean spent, on the kids is replacing things they break or lose.

Truly a #NeverForget moment for mothers and makeup lovers everywhere.

This little girl is probably going to have to go to therapy after this. If not her, then her mother is definitely getting some help to process everything that’s happened.

Cute, but damn!

The good thing is that she got it replaced with something. We don’t know what but we are sure Manny MUA really helped the mother feel better about her heart crushing moment.

READ: Our Parents Were Recycling Before It Even Existed

How Latino Parents Always Got Spooked Out During Halloween Because Of ‘Primer Impacto’

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How Latino Parents Always Got Spooked Out During Halloween Because Of ‘Primer Impacto’

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“Primer Impacto” is a staple TV program for most Latino families. Your parents were constantly scared by what loco things were happening in the world, but even more so around Halloween time. What if the Chupacabra wanted to suck your blood because you were out trick-or-treating?! Uh, sure Mom. Here are some ways your parents probably tried to get you to stay in on Halloween night when you were a kid. You can thank “Primer Impacto” for that.

Halloween has been and will always be the holiday of the devil.

Now, our parents aren’t against all holidays. On the contrary, love going all-out to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior. They just aren’t too excited about celebrating a holiday they feel is associated with evil. No padre, Halloween is more about the candy and costumes, depending on your age.

They always had so many suggestions about what you wore for the big night out.

Like, a nun is cool and all. We definitely respect them. However, you could never be a genie or a cheerleader for Halloween. It was too risque of an outfit. Mom prefer you dressing up for something more along the lines of a nun.

La Llorona was going to come out and get you.

Of course we all knew that La Llorona was used to keep us in check, somehow we really believed it around Halloween. Maybe it was because our parents were always so sure that she was spotted around that time of year. Literally, any missing child reported on “Primer Impacto” was taken by La Llorona.

El Chupacabra would be lurking in the bushes.

El Chupacabra basically kept “Primer Impacto” in business with its constant story features. That’s just a fact, okay? That show was likely the reason that our parents and abuela were convinced that it was going to come out to get us on All Hallow’s Eve.

You have to go in a group with your primos and hermanos for safety.

Going from house to house with your friends? Fingers crossed your parents were chill and let you do that. However, if they watched María Celeste Arrarás and Myrka Dellanos report on the OMG moments of that day then that was not the case. Instead of friends, you had to round up a group of your primos, tíos and siblings to come be your candy squad.

Your parents thought they were part of the TSA when reviewing your candy bag.

Speaking of candy, good luck trying to eat even 80 percent of your candy stash. Our parents always worried that the candy would be laced with drugs or had a needle in it. You always had to wait a good half hour for them to examine your candy bag before you could even have your first bite of that Kit Kat bar.

You are going to have cavities after eating all that candy.

Alright, so your parents give you back your stash of candy but hold on for un segundo. Better pick your favorite treats because madre and padre believed eating all that candy would instantly give you 24 cavities by the next day. That means they would take the rest and hide in a way of rationing it out.

READ: 11 Ways ‘Primer Impacto’ Ruined Our Childhood

What tales did your parents tell you about going out on Halloween? Tell us in the comments and share this article with your friends and family!