It’s the Holiday Season which Means Eating Too Much and Cramming Your Massive Latino Family Under One Roof
Christmas time is practically here and there is NOTHING you can do at this point other than brace for impact because before you know it, your house is going to look like a music festival and your personal space is going to be GONE.
You have to help mami prep food for the week for 476 of you closest friends, families, and strangers.
— Maricella Miranda (@mariwritesnews) December 25, 2012
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By strangers we mean family members you never met, but they swear they know you.
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I know you say you took care of me when I was 3 but saying it 700 times doesn’t mean I am suddenly going to remember!
Cleaning for days so the house looks better than it has all year.
But it doesn’t matter how much you clean because your cousins do this in one hour:
How did my room get this messy I don't understand pic.twitter.com/vH0bPdUXoD
— sad wine mom (@adelexmarie) November 30, 2015
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And just like that your whole holiday break is ruined…
Eventually, someone snaps and the whole family gets their MMA on.
It isn’t Christmas if the family isn’t fighting, am I right?
Dad plans a cheesy roadtrip which means you all have to cram for a 16 hours.
— Jorge Soria (@JorgeSia_) October 7, 2014
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It’s fun for the first thirty minutes. After that the whole things falls to hell and before you know it, someone is crying or upset or passing gas…
You get interrogated.
Seriously, if one more tía asks me if I have a boyfriend, I am going to lose it.
Having to be nice to your judgmental tía when all you want to say is…
The only reason you don’t is because your mom asked you to just “ignore her rude ass comments.”
This is you while your abuela is tearing up the dance floor (living room) at 4 a.m.
Like, seriously. Please let me get some sleep or everyone is going to be miserable tomorrow.
You have to create a schedule just so everybody has a chance to use the damn bathroom.
So first it’s Javier, then Jorge, then Véronica, and finally Lupita…that should cover the early morning shift.
Your diet goes to waste because abuelita keeps feeding you one tamal after another.
All I remember is abuelita setting down the plate of tamales and the rest is a blur…
But the worst part of the holiday season is an empty house after everyone leaves.
— jp (@PearsallJenna) December 2, 2015
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I remember when people used to celebrate here. Now it is lonely and quiet. How I miss those days.