9 Things That Happen When You Go Christmas Shopping With Mom

Christmas shopping can get real stressful real fast. Friends and loved ones can suddenly become your enemies. But shopping with mamá takes shopping to a whole other level…

1. You always leave later than you plan.


You can only yell vamanos so many times before you really lose your temper on your ‘ma. But she has to gather her coupons, double check her lists, make sure papi has dinner in the oven, etc. You can’t really blame her.

2. Your mom always brings at least one tía along.


You should’ve known it wasn’t just going to be a solo mother-daughter/son Christmas shopping trip. A tía always has to tag along and encourage your mom to buy way more than is actually necessary.

3. You run into your mom’s Zumba classmate & they talk for at least 20 minutes.


Or any of her other comadres.

And they’ll talk… And talk some more… AND THEY WON’T STOP TALKING. Why do they have this much to talk about? Why would they care this much about each other? IT IS TOO MUCH.

4. Your mom gets in a fight with the store employee over prices.


Your mom doesn’t really take no for an answer, which is a trait you’ve quite honestly picked up on. If something is on the sale rack then, HONEY, IT IS ON SALE – even if it wasn’t supposed to be there.

After every Christmas shopping holiday excursion, you can’t help but feel a little bad for all those employees who suffered the wrath of mom.

5. No matter what, you always leave with a few Goya products for your own pantry.


Hey, you can never have too many bottles of Adobo seasoning! And while you’re at Target, you might as well pick up a few anyway.

6. She insists on getting you and your sisters matching pajamas.


You know you’ll be apologizing to your sisters the day after Christmas, but you know if you try talking mom out of buying every one of them pajamas, she’ll talk your ear off all night.

7. You always leave with a random album.


In my case, it’s Lola Beltrán. HEY, mom likes what she likes and you can’t blame her for that. But does she really need more ranchera music?! It’s not even a stocking stuffer for someone else; it’s 10000% for her.

8. On the bright side, you always stop for coquitos after.


This is probably the best part about shopping with your ma; she knows that after the stress of long lines and crowded department stores, you both need to relax with some holiday libations. Which, of course, includes your fave: coquitos, baby!

9. You (miraculously) don’t kill each other.


At the end of the day, ma is ma. And she’s always there for you; just like how you’re always there for her when she’s yelling at the Macy’s employees about a sale.

That’s love ?.

Read: 13 Hilarious Photos That Show The Christmas Budget Struggle Is Too Real

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A Colombian Orphan Was Adopted By His Host Family And The Video Will Tug At Your Heart Strings

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A Colombian Orphan Was Adopted By His Host Family And The Video Will Tug At Your Heart Strings

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Sebastian is a young boy who was growing up in Colombia with no biological relatives. A program called Kidsave’s Summer Miracles connected Sebastian with the Barkey family for a summer. During that time, the family fell in love with Sebastian and they decided to secretly adopt him after the program ended and he flew back to Colombia.

The Barkey family fell in love with Sebastian after hosting him for a summer so they decided to adopt him.

Orphan Reunited With Family

After spending summer with the Barkey family in the U.S, Colombian orphan Sebastian has become a part of the family…👨‍👩‍👦

Posted by UNILAD on Thursday, January 30, 2020

The adoption was a true family affair. All of the Barkey children and their parents boarded a flight to Colombia to collect the newest member of their family. The reunion was caught on camera and it is a sweet and honest representation of modern families.

The moment Sebastian sees the Barkey family is an emotional experience for everyone in the room.

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Sebastian is walked through the hallways of the adoption agency and led into a room with the family he has grown to love. He is immediately surrounded by the Barkey family who smothers him in hugs. The feeling of excitement and love is palpable from the video.

Sebastian even signed the adoption papers using his new last name: Barkey.

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Congratulations, Sebastian. And well done, Barkey family. What a touching and sweet moment captured on camera.

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Camila Cabello’s Performance At The Grammys Made Everyone Cry As They Remembered Kobe Bryant And His Daughter


Camila Cabello’s Performance At The Grammys Made Everyone Cry As They Remembered Kobe Bryant And His Daughter

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The 62nd annual Grammy Awards was filled with tributes to Kobe Bryant after his tragic and shocking death in a helicopter crash with his daughter in Calabasas. Artists included tributes to the basketball legend in their performances last night but one performance made everyone think about the father and daughter who died.

Camila Cabello sang her new single “First Man” about the love between and father and daughter and things became very emotional.

Cabello’s song “Frist Man” is a song dedicated to the love between a daughter and father. A special love that cannot be explained to those who have not experienced it. It is a bond filled with trust, safety, protection, and appreciation.

Cabello sang the song to her father, who was sitting in the front row, and he could not contain his emotions.

Latino fathers aren’t known for their public display of emotions. It isn’t because they don’t feel the emotions but it is just a common thing for Latino dads to stay stoic and strong. Seeing Cabello’s father crying while his daughter sings to him is a touching moment.

Her performance was bringing social media users to tears.

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You can see the emotions in Cabello’s eyes as she sang her sweet song dedicated to the love and sacrifices of her dad. It is a special reminder that our parents have done so much to get us to where we are.

The song had a special meaning since it was the same day that Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant died in a helicopter crash.

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On the morning of Jan. 26, 2020, before the Grammys, news broke that Kobe Bryant died when a helicopter crashed in Calabasas. The entertainment world was shocked when TMZ reported the crash. Bryant, who was 41, played for the L.A. Lakers for 20 years. His daughter was following in his footsteps and was part of the basketball community. In their rush to report the story, TMZ reported Bryant’s death before the family could be notified.

A mixture of the days’ events and the connection between fathers and daughters led to an emotional reaction from fans.

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There was a lot of build-up to the performance. Many speculated, based on the kind of hype the performance was getting, that Cabello might be singing a special song to Shawn Mendes. Mendes and Cabello fans are not-so-secretly hoping for the pair to become a couple.

Even parents felt the love in the song.

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Who couldn’t text their parents or children after seeing this performance? The love between a child and their parent is something special. It is an unconditional love that comes with heartbreak when the child moves away. It is a bittersweet relationship filled with so many ups and downs but it is beautiful in its longevity.

The performance really hit home for some viewers who recently lost their own parents.

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The loss of a parent is a hard moment in anyone’s life. They are the person who knows you best and has known you your entire life. Losing that kind of connection is tough and painful but a part of life.

So, take some time and call your parents today. They want to hear from you.

*cries in Spanish*

READ: Camila Cabello Has Apologized For Using The N-Word And Fans Are Pretty Messed Up About It