“I love apple pie, but I love micheladas. I love Britney Spears, but I love Maná.”
Eva Longoria was on the Latinos Talk panel hosted by Latino Victory Foundation, where she opened up about the first time she realized she was “different.” This moment of epiphany happened on her way to her new school in third grade, after switching from a predominantly Latino school to a less Latino one. It was her first bus ride that would prove to be life changing.
“The first day that I had to be bused to the other neighborhood, I get on the bus and I have a bean taco,” Longoria told the crowd. “Because that’s what my mom made me for breakfast, was the bean taco. I remember getting on the bus and everybody had a Pop Tart and I was like, ‘What’s that?’ And they were like, ‘What’s that?’ I was like, ‘It’s a bean taco. Doesn’t everybody eat bean tacos?’ And I remember somebody saying, ‘She’s a Mexican.’ and I go, ‘A what?'”
Longoria said she had never felt so different. Since then, she says she’s been “straddling the hyphen,” living a Mexican-American life. It’s a life that a lot of people live, and she has decided to use her voice to talk about the different colors and layers that define what it means to be Latino-American.
Latina moms aren’t about animal life. They’ve told you a million times, why would they want an animal in the house who will undoubtedly destroy the yard, poop all over the place, and ultimately end up having to clean up after them? Because as much as you declare that you will clean up after the pet, you never actually get around to doing it. It makes no sense for an animal to take up space, be a burden on the household, and cost extra money that you don’t have. Yes, we know, no pets in the house. We also know that moms have a sweet spot for the vulnerable. So let’s just say you bring a dog or cat home, there’s no way in hell your mom will throw it out on the street (we hope not anyway). They will, however, demand, the house remains clean at all times no matter what. Case in point.
This little doggy named Maxie accidentally left his poop on the couch and mama was not too pleased.
Her daughter Raquel caught the whole thing on her cell and her mom is going off on their dog Maxie. “Para que no lo vuela hacer,” she said as she’s making the dog pick up paper towels with both paws and carefully pick up the poop without ever once getting it on her own hands. So brilliant, and yet how did she manage to do that? We’re so impressed.
You can hear Raquel laughing the entire time, and the mom proclaims that Maxie the dog can’t even bear to look at his own poop.
“I’ve had enough with you,” she tells Maxie, and once again makes him grab his own mess, with her help of course. Maxie again looks guilty as charged and won’t look at the trash but understands what he did wrong.
People on social media could relate to poor Maxie because their moms forced their dog to clean up their mess too! We had no idea this was a thing.
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Now that we’ve seen at least two dogs forced to pick up after themselves, it doesn’t look too hard.
This dog had it rough though.
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“You don’t do that!” mom tells the dog. We think he learned his lesson, however, that whole house looks sort of messy, so who’s really to blame?
By the way, cats can pick up stuff too.
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So to all the moms that pretend to hate pets, we know the truth. You’re a softy!
The video is an old video fo the little pup. While Maxie is no longer with us physically, he has made a mark on everyone who has seen the video and we have to thank him for that.
People on social media weren’t too thrilled to hear this kind of sad update.
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We were surprised about this stunning news as well.
Looks like people got attached to Maxie pretty quickly.
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Poor little guy. Do you think the trauma of having to pick up his own poop is what made pass away?? That would be horrible and probably not something you could prove anyway. Plus, we doubt Raquel’s mom would want to know that he suffered from PTSD from mortification of having to pick up his own poop.
We’re pretty sad about this too.
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We’ll always have these sweet memories of you having to face the humiliation of having to pick up your own poop and throw it in the toilet.
Prepare yourself to desperately want kids if you don’t already. Possibly the cutest kid alive went to Kindergarten for the first time on Monday, and was feeling very ready. That said, his mom was far less ready to see her baby boy go off to school for the first time. So she did what any other mom would do–she asked him to “tell [her] something to help [her] feel better.” Oh, and she recorded everything and his response went viral on Twitter because it’s 2019.
Now, Twitter is begging the Universe to impregnate them so they can have a perfect muñeco lindo like this one.
“You’re going to your first day of Kindergarten.” his mom says. “How do you feel?”
“Good,” he says matter of factly. “Good? You feel good?” she asks. “No,” he says. Incredulous, she double checks with her son and he answers her again, “No!” He’s not nervous, auntie.
“You’re not nervous? I’m nervous. Can you tell me something to make me feel better?”
Just two weeks prior, a white supremacist drove 10 hours to El Paso, Texas to specifically target Latinos. He killed 22 people with an assault-type rifle. Everyone is scared. Except for this pequeño.
“Umm… Just please don’t be scared ’cause there’s nothing to be afraid of,” he comforts his mom. At this point, all the comments look like this: “THIS IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING I’VE SEEN.”
What the hell how is this kid 40 already?” asks one fan.
Another commented, “I feel like 1 conversation with him, he can help me file my taxes, figure out why I’m depressed, tell me what foods to eat that can burn fat while I sleep and tell me the meaning of life. He GENIUS smart, I can tell. Lol”
Other parents could relate to Liz’s fears and are hoping their kid feels as confident as this little one.
Another dad was commiserating with the mom’s fear, knowing he had to drop his daughter off at school soon, too. “This is awesome!” he tweeted. “Next week my baby starts kindergarten and I swear daddy is gonna be in tears to see my princess go somewhere without me being there! So I feel you on this”
His official “First Day of School” pic is even more precious.
Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Liz is clearly cultivating a bright kid. She captioned this photo, “So masterfully created and crafted. Wildfire-setting all things in his path ablaze.” she An uncontrolled, genuine, grateful, innocuous, exuberant, kind, and messy version of two humans. A concoction of inquiries with very little answers, yet the burning question still rises within me…how am I so fortunate to know you? How giving Mother Earth has been for gifting us you.”
Folks have asked, “how is he so emotionally intelligent at such a young age?” Liz is raising him so, so right.
She captioned this photo from March: “Boys will be boys, with respectful demeanors who hold the aptitude to take no for an answer.” I’m sobbing.
“Trust your offspring and they will deliver honesty,” she continues. “Remind them that it’s okay to cry, then laugh with them when the tears subside. Teach boys to water their gardens so that they can watch their flowers bloom until they are old enough to pick the right one.”
Everyone is wishing him a happy first day of school, and even offering to send him care packages.
This new fan is just enamored with him. She tracked down Liz’s Instagram and commented, “Twitter brought me here, amazing kid with a big future ahead. Keep him protected at all cost. I don’t know of your life, but if you are a single parent. You are doing an amazing job 💙 reminds me of the bond I have with my mom. If you can send me anything he likes, books, snacks, toys. I’d love to send him a care package!
Seems like his first day might have been more boring than anticipated.
Just 17 more years to go, pequeño! Chin up! Well, not *that* up. This kid has gotten more bendiciones in one day than most of us have had in our whole lives, so we know he’s going places. He’s been dubbed a “hero” and folks are looking to him “to do soo much in the future.”
Shoutout to this kid for giving Texas something to smile about.
Also, Liz, can you write up a brief parenting course for everyone else out here? Brava.