This is What Breaks Every Latino Parents’ Heart

Sorry mami y papi, we’ve managed to let you down (like a boss ?).

I’m 26 and not married.

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Abuelita was married by 18, mami was married by 20, for us, the deadline was college graduation. No wonder las tias have been calling you cotorra for the past year.

I don’t have any kids.

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I’m a childless 28-year-old, and that’s why I travel the world and do as I please.

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I majored in photography instead of becoming a doctor.

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Sorry ma, but I’m following my passion. You shouldn’t have told the entire family I was going to med school.

I’m dating an artist.

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It’s okay, I make enough money at my baller job to support both of us.

I don’t go to church every Sunday.

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And now everything bad that happens in the family is my fault because God is angry us me. Girl, please.

I’m back living with them.

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Mom’s nagging that I don’t have my sh*t together, but I’m focused on saving that cash money.

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I’m having premarital sex.

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Sorry I didn’t wait to get married and have one partner for the rest of my life. Actually… #sorrynotsorry.

I quit school to become an entrepreneur.

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They’re hoping this blogger nonsense is going to wear off soon, but I’m making cash for working from home.

I borrowed money from Mami.

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… On Mother’s Day. I know, ultimate sign of failure, but wait…

I got a tattoo.

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(And paid for it with the money I borrowed from mami.) All good, it was a tribute to her.

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I broke up with my high school sweetheart.

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Refer back to being single and fabulous a few sections above ?.

I’m traveling the world.

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Instead of behaving like a boring responsible adult.

Ok, we may have not been what our parents envisioned…

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But we are happy and strong and they love us none the less. Like mami would say “mientras haya salud” that’s what matters.

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