Nothing Scared You More As a Kid Than Hearing Your Parents Say These Things to You

Our parents spoke to us in code when we were about to get in trouble. Luckily, we quickly learned how to decipher their secret phrases, like…

Vas a ver cuando lleguemos a la casa.

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The only thing we saw when we got home was exactly how much trouble we were in.

¿Quién te manda hacer pendejadas?

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You may have been hurt, but we didn’t get any sympathy from our parents because they made us learn the hard way.

¿No te quieres cambiar?

This sounded like a question, but it wasn’t. It was an order to go and change into clothes that wouldn’t shame our parents and make them deal with el qué dirán.

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La lengua se va a convertir en chicharrón.

That’s what they said after being a smart ass. If we kept it going, we knew we’d get telenovela-style cachetada.

¡Ven aquí María del Rosario Vargas Montoya!

Uh oh! We KNEW it was bad when they called us by our full name.

A ver, pásame ese cinturón.

I don’t care how old we were when we heard this, we knew we better RUN because the discussion was over and it was time to knock some sense into us – old-school style.

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¿No tienes que ir al baño?

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¡Aguas! This meant mom couldn’t wait till we got home and was about to drag us to the restroom… to give us un pellizcón.

¿A dónde crees que vas?

We thought we were cute, going out with our girlfriends. We were wrong. Our parents had other plans for us and we knew we weren’t going to like them.

Espérate a que se vaya la visita.

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We immediately did what we could to extend their stay or have our cousins sleep over, because we knew it was gonna be bad when they left.

But sometimes, words weren’t necessary…

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La mirada was enough to stop us dead in our tracks. No doubt about it, we were screwed!

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