Future Latino parents should really start registering for some of the items below. These are the essentials to raising a child.
Cuchara de Palo
A wooden spoon comes in handy as both a cooking implement and a disciplinary weapon.
The threat of the chancla has reached cliché status among Latinos, but clichés become clichés for a reason, qué no?
Esa mirada that stops a child in their tracks…and won’t cost you a penny.
I don’t even have to tell you that this cures EVERYTHING because you already know.
Heating bills are expensive. That’s why you need a heavy duty cobija to keep chamacos warm at night.
You need a sweater for each child because Latino parents know that no matter what temperature it is outside, a child will catch their death in cold without a suéter.
Seat belts are useful, but using your arm in case the seat belt doesn’t keep your kid safe shows that you care enough to break a bone for the fruit of your loin.
Té de manzanilla is almost as magical as Vaporú.
The Frog Chant
Some have nursery rhymes and band-aids, Latinos have the time-tested, easing-pain chant that goes “sana, sana colita de rana” for when kids get hurt.
It’s comforting, delicious and a like a liquid supplement because all the vitamins are in the caldo.
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— Mexican parents (@mexicanparents) January 3, 2013
It’s a good fill-in for the threat of the chancla or cuchara de palo.