Growing up Hispanic means living Hispanic at home and American everywhere else. But that doesn’t mean mami and papi don’t have their tricks to keep you under control when you are out of their sight. Twitter is educating the world about what it is like #GrowingUpHispanic. Here are things everyone should understand about being Hispanic.
Our households function a little differently than most.
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— Kayla Woodard (@KaylsWoodard) July 17, 2015
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Okay. It’s a whole other world where your rules don’t apply.
How you cleaned determined your social life.
— Madeline Soto (@xmadelinesotox) July 17, 2015
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Usually on Saturday morning while your mom blasted music to “motivate” you.
You had to learn to entertain yourself, or else…
— mamacita (@tpgmichy) July 15, 2015
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“I’m not bored anymore, mami.”
But, no matter what, your parents thought you were lazy.
#GrowingUpHispanic when you're parents accuse you of being lazy then they hit you with the "cuando yo era tu edad en el rancho…"
— lorena g. (@lowrainnnn) July 16, 2015
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Even though this was how mami stored her pots and pans.
— jada ✨ (@diaz_j00) July 15, 2015
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We have cabinets in the kitchen for a reason, ma.
And, somehow, this was always the trash can.
— Bruce. (@BruceKromka) July 17, 2015
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Me, lazy?! Then explain this!
7-Up and Vicks were all you needed to get through any illness.
#growinguphispanic saying you have a stomachache & your mother tells you to drink 7up.
bc that's totally gonna help mom. k thx
— green beans (@illmindoflulu) July 17, 2015
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— Valeria ❤️ (@ShortOldMe) July 17, 2015
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Nothing cured your cold, fever, upset stomach, headache, or nausea like a thick coat of VapoRub.
There was never a chance of grabbing food on the way home.
"Ma, can we get food on the way home please?"
"Hay pan, hay jamon, hay queso en la casa. Comemos alla."
— Lazy Genuis⛳️ (@ANGEL7_O) July 17, 2015
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But home is like two hours away!
Which means you would be facing the worst recorded heat wave.
#GrowingUpHispanic kitchens hotter than the desert
— Mikey Marrero⚡ (@mikeymarrero101) July 17, 2015
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— Hispanic Parents (@HispanlcParents) July 15, 2015
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There were always a couple ice cubes floating in this bad boy.
Unless this man saved your day.
— Hispanic Parents (@HispanlcParents) July 16, 2015
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Thank you for making the world a better place, my friend.
Growing up means something different to Hispanic parents.
#GrowingUpHispanic your parents can care less if you are 18 as long as you live under their roof they make the rules
— Steven (@That_KidSteven) July 15, 2015
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#GrowingUpHispanic that "ya me quiero dormir" text means mom wants you home already
— lilly yasmin (@lilly_yasmin) July 17, 2015
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Replies with: “Then just go to bed.” *instant regret*
Birthday parties were always longer than they needed to be.
#GrowingUpHispanic where every kids birthday party was actually a party for all the adults
— Daniela (@danielaasabando) July 15, 2015
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And tío is officially drunk! Happy birthday, Miguelito!
singing happy birthday twice at every birthday party: once in English and once in Spanish
— david alves (@DavidKalvinJr) July 15, 2015
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Make sure your vocal cords are warmed up.
You could never just leave a family get-together.
#GrowingUpHispanic when ur parents say ur leaving in 5mins but it really means an hour plus an extra 15mins to say bye to everyone
— not karina (@karinaax22) July 17, 2015
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Because you have 13 tios, 16 tias, 27 cousins, 7 comrades and 8 godchildren…and that’s just in the backyard.
All stores have two names: their real name and abuelitas name.
— Nic0le✊ (@KiahnaVillanue1) July 17, 2015
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Mom knew how to punish you no matter where you were.
#GrowingUpHispanic when ur out in public and ur mom can't yell at you so she does the pinch and twist on ur arms, legs or back
— S (@punchkinpie) July 15, 2015
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Like when you are at church, the grocery store, or you mom’s friend’s house.
— ya girl aricela (@aricelaaaaaa) July 17, 2015
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When mom bends over, you run and don’t stop.
Hispanic TV was always more of a trend report.
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And it didn’t stop with weather girl, Jackie Guerrido. We see you, Pamela Silva Conde.
It was also the forecast to your life.
— selena (@selena_olucero) July 15, 2015
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So you knew to be attentive to every word he said.
We were blingin, as soon as we came out the womb.
— valerié (@BlazinValry) August 8, 2015
Because we were born fabulous ?✨.
We listened to the best pop bands.
— G (@giovannazambran) July 15, 2015
¡Y soy rebelde!
No matter our age, Hispanic parents are always suspicious.
#GrowingUpHispanic not being able to sleep over your friend's house cause they're not your cousin or your parents don't know their family
— Alvaro ひ (@YoungAlvaroo) July 15, 2015
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Even when you move out, get married and have kids, mami and papi are always there to make sure you are okay.