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How Latino Parents Treat You When You Visit Them

Even if you’re a grown-ass adult with your own place and your own mile-high stack of bills to pay, there are times where you find yourself back home. (Because home is not only where the heart is, it’s where all the free food is, too.)

Here are some things that happen every time you go back:

1. You revert to baby mode.

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Something about being back in your childhood bedroom tends to make a person revert to their preteen nonsense. It doesn’t help if your parents treat you like a little kid every time you visit.

2. …And that includes petty fighting with your siblings again.

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In your defense, your sibling IS a cacaface.

3. You find yourself having to self-censor a LOT.

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You’re so used to just dropping a well-placed F-bomb whenever you want that it’s hard to scale back when in front of Mami and Papi and Abuelita. But not Tía Tati, because malhablada as f*%$.

4. You’ll need to explain technology to your parents. Again.

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“No, Pa, you have to turn it on first.” “Mami, no, Siri no conoce a Walter Mercado, ya basta.”

5. You will receive many wonderful “gifts.”

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Not only will your family members try to buy you things for your place (be grateful, boo, they love you), but your Abuela will inevitably try to give you clothes that haven’t been in style since 1921.

6. You’re constantly compared to “niños buenos.”

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Yeah, yeah, we get it, Margarita’s kids are already married and have kids and pay her rent and have a condo on the moon. Whatever.

7. You shall be forced to clean.

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Get ready for those early weekend morning Juan Luis Guerra-and-sweep sessions.

8. On the plus side, you get to eat all you favorite foods.

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Nom nom nom.

9. …Which means you will be gaining weight.

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Feed. Those. Curves.

10. Which means you gotta hear about gaining weight.

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If your mom has a problem with it, then maaaaaaybe she shouldn’t have set giant plates of vaca frita and maduros and congri and flan in front of you.

11. Family get-togethers never just include immediate family.

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Not even sure if all these folks are cousins or “cousins.”

12. …And they will end up lasting way into the night.

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IT’S 4:17 A.M.!!!!!!!!!!!!

Of course, most important of all…

13. You will be sad to leave.

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Family is pretty great, after all.


READ: 16 GIFs That Totally Capture A Latino Family Dinner

What are other things that you go through when you visit home, and also can you invite us over for dinner?

Stuck At Home: Mamas Are Showing What They Do To Keep Their Kids Entertained While In Quarantine

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Stuck At Home: Mamas Are Showing What They Do To Keep Their Kids Entertained While In Quarantine

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The quarantine struggle, while entirely essential, is getting real. As the summer months grow nearer and the expectations of a lively summer outdoors with friends grow dimmer, we’re all having a hard time being forced to stay at home. No doubt, parents have it particularly hard.

This is especially true considering the fact that many of them are having to not only act as teachers but also has their kids’ sole entertainers.

Recently, we asked FIERCE readers how they are keeping it together while entertaining their kids, and the answers were not only hilarious but helpful!

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Mostly because so many of the mamas on our page have admitted that as tough as times are, they are managing to handle their kids in stride.

Check out some of their advice tips below.

Find a movie that’s their jam and put it on loop.

“Keeping Steven universe the movie on loop….I know every line now.” – heytymari

Netflix and play

“Legos, cars, coloring, play doh, Disney plus, Netflix, blow up pool, sprinkler, long baths, mud kitchen, and cooking with our three year old. The teens can take care of themselves.” –steeringthestrugglebus

Get into the back yard

“Lots backyard projects, water activities, vinegar/baking soda potions, kinetic sand… you name it we’ve done it! Gotta keep my 4 year old busy.” –  heymijita

Make slime

“Making bath bombs and slime!!!!! Basically arts and crafts!”- this_is_my_ig_yo

Getting them to contribute to the house can be helpful.

“Teaching how to do dishes, sweeping, mopping, baking, cooking with grandparents virtually, childrens podcasts, bike riding, playing games, watching movies as a family, science experiments, making slime.”- 2boldlatinas

Getting entertainment ideas from Pinterest

“Reading, Roblox, Tie-dying, painting, playing b ball, zoom with friends, laser tag, baking, and the rest of the ideas I get from Pinterest.” – natalianaomibrand

And if all else fails Quarantine is also the perfect time to teach your kid some Salsa moves.

“Mom of a almost 3 year old boy. It’s so hard to keep him entertained but we we try with some: dancing, signing, having him “shower” his toys, draw, play dough, bike and scooter outside, have him help me cook and clean, wrestle with his dad, (lmao) etc.” – niraarin

Latinos Shared The Most Messed Up Thing They’ve Ever Done To A Sibling And Y’all Are Cruel

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Latinos Shared The Most Messed Up Thing They’ve Ever Done To A Sibling And Y’all Are Cruel

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We all know that no one knows how to get under our skin quite like our siblings. From the nasty verbal jabs to literal physical jabs, our siblings have gone all out in torturing, humiliating and traumatizing us. Of course, we love them forever, but the marks of their tricks have no doubt left physical and emotional scars.

We asked our audience on Instagram what the most messed up thing they’ve ever done to a sibling was and boy were the responses wild.

Check them out below!

Forging their adoption papers.

“Told my brother he was adopted and made some fake adoption paper work… got him good.”” br1ana21

Giving them the big chop

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“When I was about 12 my sister was 9, she had a bad habit of pulling my hair so one day when she was sleeping I decided to cut her hair.” veronicaortiz360

Dang if my sibling ever does this one to me

“When I was 12 and my brother was 13, I was SO mad that I thought about putting Nair in his hair soap, but I decided that that was too bad so instead I put clear hand soap on his toothbrush 😂” –thefaz3962

Better than the alternative…

Giving them their first scars

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“Had a little ride-on car when we were little, which was my favorite. My brother liked to use it too much and ride around in it. So I offered to push him around in it (I was 5 and he was 1) but it ended up getting stuck on a crack on the sidewalk and it flipped over. He ended up getting a gash under his chin 😂 has the scar today.”- maria__clarisa

Everyone with this adoption joke…

“So many things… hit them with the vacuum cord, Made one think she was adopted and she believed it for years, you know older sibling stuff.” lillyesc

The ultimate blackmail

“When my brother was 17 and I 12, I found condoms and a thong in his room I blackmailed him for weeks until he snapped and told on himself 😂😂😂 I’m pretty sure I got in trouble for going through his stuff #dublestandard.” duhkarina

Using the Valentina on them

“My brother sleeps with his mouth open so I put some dog kibble in his mouth and then poured Valentina in with it brothers fell asleep so me and my Tia @nessasterk painted his toes, put make-up on him and sprayed perfume on his butt.”- morelia_real

Literally putting them on blast.

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“Put my sister @j0celyn09 in the dryer, turned it on for a few seconds and got a royal spanking but she liked it, lol.”- hi.dspnz26

And finally using the ultimate scary weapon against them.

“My brother @edlose_chaidez was bothering and teasing me so I told him to stop if not I would throw a fork at him. He didn’t stop and while he was running away I threw the fork I had at him and hit his arm. He still has a scar from it. Lol.”- yara_nely