A Latino household is already too much to handle. Between mom, dad and abuelita telling you to live your life, it’s a wonder we make it out alive. Yet, the most intense and character-building experience is sharing a room with a sibling.
You get stuck cleaning up after your sibling because mami doesn’t care whose mess it is.
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No me importa de quién es el regadero. Me lo limpias. ¡Y YA!
Somebody is always annoying somebody.
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Usually it’s the older sibling raising hell, but sometimes that younger sibling definitely gets some good jabs in.
Privacy? That’s a damn joke.
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Not only do mom and dad forbid locks on your bedroom wall, you’re then stuck with someone all up in your business.
You have to really work to find your quiet space.
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And once you find it, you make sure no one knows where it is. Like, legit, it is life or death.
You just don’t have enough space to live your life with your hermana living right on top of you.
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And the lack of space lends itself to some epic throw downs.
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‘Member the time that you and Javier were grounded for making a hole in the wall?
Or un jalón de greñas.
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But it’s not all bad. You do get to spend a bunch of time with your bestie.
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It might not feel like it now but in time you’ll realize that your hermana is truly your best friend.
You know they will always have your back.
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And you will always have that special bond that only comes from family.
Sebastian is a young boy who was growing up in Colombia with no biological relatives. A program called Kidsave’s Summer Miracles connected Sebastian with the Barkey family for a summer. During that time, the family fell in love with Sebastian and they decided to secretly adopt him after the program ended and he flew back to Colombia.
The Barkey family fell in love with Sebastian after hosting him for a summer so they decided to adopt him.
The adoption was a true family affair. All of the Barkey children and their parents boarded a flight to Colombia to collect the newest member of their family. The reunion was caught on camera and it is a sweet and honest representation of modern families.
The moment Sebastian sees the Barkey family is an emotional experience for everyone in the room.
Sebastian is walked through the hallways of the adoption agency and led into a room with the family he has grown to love. He is immediately surrounded by the Barkey family who smothers him in hugs. The feeling of excitement and love is palpable from the video.
Sebastian even signed the adoption papers using his new last name: Barkey.
Congratulations, Sebastian. And well done, Barkey family. What a touching and sweet moment captured on camera.
The 62nd annual Grammy Awards was filled with tributes to Kobe Bryant after his tragic and shocking death in a helicopter crash with his daughter in Calabasas. Artists included tributes to the basketball legend in their performances last night but one performance made everyone think about the father and daughter who died.
Camila Cabello sang her new single “First Man” about the love between and father and daughter and things became very emotional.
Cabello’s song “Frist Man” is a song dedicated to the love between a daughter and father. A special love that cannot be explained to those who have not experienced it. It is a bond filled with trust, safety, protection, and appreciation.
Cabello sang the song to her father, who was sitting in the front row, and he could not contain his emotions.
Latino fathers aren’t known for their public display of emotions. It isn’t because they don’t feel the emotions but it is just a common thing for Latino dads to stay stoic and strong. Seeing Cabello’s father crying while his daughter sings to him is a touching moment.
Her performance was bringing social media users to tears.
You can see the emotions in Cabello’s eyes as she sang her sweet song dedicated to the love and sacrifices of her dad. It is a special reminder that our parents have done so much to get us to where we are.
The song had a special meaning since it was the same day that Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant died in a helicopter crash.
On the morning of Jan. 26, 2020, before the Grammys, news broke that Kobe Bryant died when a helicopter crashed in Calabasas. The entertainment world was shocked when TMZ reported the crash. Bryant, who was 41, played for the L.A. Lakers for 20 years. His daughter was following in his footsteps and was part of the basketball community. In their rush to report the story, TMZ reported Bryant’s death before the family could be notified.
A mixture of the days’ events and the connection between fathers and daughters led to an emotional reaction from fans.
There was a lot of build-up to the performance. Many speculated, based on the kind of hype the performance was getting, that Cabello might be singing a special song to Shawn Mendes. Mendes and Cabello fans are not-so-secretly hoping for the pair to become a couple.
Even parents felt the love in the song.
Who couldn’t text their parents or children after seeing this performance? The love between a child and their parent is something special. It is an unconditional love that comes with heartbreak when the child moves away. It is a bittersweet relationship filled with so many ups and downs but it is beautiful in its longevity.
The performance really hit home for some viewers who recently lost their own parents.
The loss of a parent is a hard moment in anyone’s life. They are the person who knows you best and has known you your entire life. Losing that kind of connection is tough and painful but a part of life.
So, take some time and call your parents today. They want to hear from you.