Moments You Know are Too Real If You Were Raised By Abuelita

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If you were lucky enough to grow up with abuelita in your house, you know that life couldn’t get any sweeter.

She taught you the importance of blending music and cleaning.

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Even though she always did the cleaning and wouldn’t let you do so much as wash a dish.

That said, made sure you knew how to dance.

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After all, how is she going to have nietos if you can’t bust the moves to attract your future esposa?

You were always her princesa no matter what.

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And she always let you know that you could do anything you wanted with a little persistence.

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Every day was Christmas when you lived with abuelita.

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Like, literally, every day was just another excuse to spoil you rotten with things you didn’t even know you needed.

And you loved when she shook your hand.

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Because you know it came with extra cashflow.

Abuelita would never let mami or papi lay on finger on you.

 

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She may have been a disciplinarian when she was a mother, but becoming a grandmother brings out her softer side.

No one encouraged you to chase your passions more than abuelita.

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Me: Mami, yo quiero ser un pintor!

Mami: Ya, mijo. Go study to be a doctor.

Abuelita (on the sly): Mira, hay pintura en mi cuarto. No le digas a tu mamá.

Me: ?Did you ever know that you’re my hero.?

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She was never shy about telling you how beautiful you were.

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Even during your questionable-semi-goth-but-you-still-loved-pink phase.

She taught you how to raise the bar when it came to men.

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Never settle.

Every meal tasted like it came straight from your favorite restaurant.

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Only packed with love.

And she never skipped dessert, which was always divine.

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Dulce de leche, flan, arroz con leche…the possibilities were endless.

And she always pushed you to eat more.

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It was never just one more bite.

When you were feeling down, abuelita was always there to pamper you.

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Abuelita: Ya, mijita. No llores. Eres mi cielo.

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And after a long day at work or school, you could always count on abuelita to give the best hug in the world.

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In fact, I could go for one right now.

Share this story so you can your friends can remember the good days. And call your abuelita. She would love to hear from you.

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