Dinner Time at a Latino Family is Anything But Peaceful

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Dinner is supposed to be a pleasant time when you sit down with your family and catch up on each others day…unless you are in a Latino family.

“Ven y ayúdame en la cocina”.

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Like a really hard day, but ma never cares.

And what’s the point in helping her in the kitchen? The way you do things never lives up to her standards.

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Me: How’s this?

Mami: That’s too thick, mijo. Just go set the table and let me fix this porquería.

Me: I give up.

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*Crunch Crunch Smack Crunch Slurp*

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Because without fail, someone at the damn table didn’t know how to chew with their mouth shut and somehow you always sat next to them.

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Doesn’t that only add to the bickering? ?

Someone’s always asking if you’re going to finish that.

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And mom never let you move “until you finish everything in front of you.”

Porque es pecado tirar la comida… But does eating all this make me a better person?

“Bueno, if you don’t like the meal I spent all day slaving over, just go to bed hungry.” – Mami

And there was none of that we’ll-just-order-something nonsense. You eat what your served or nothing at all because “this isn’t a restaurant.”

“¿Qué pasó, pendeja? I told you exactly what to do.”

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Mom never has chill when you make a mistake in the kitchen.

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The worst part was always…

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You even shattered a few plates just so you didn’t have to wash them.

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