Large Latino families function as their own telenovela. From the villainess, a.k.a. your evil prima, to the very complicated plot twists, it’s a miracle if we make it out sane. At the same time, there is nothing more comforting as your familia.
Someone is always around to pick up all the chisme.
When you live with 5+ people, no room is ever available to take a call. Mom find out about eeeeeverything.
Someone’s always annoying you.
Like, for real though, when there are 8 people living in one house you are bound to get sick of someone’s shit.
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Good luck even getting a lock on your bedroom door. Mami doesn’t believe in that.
Getting to the bathroom in the morning looks a little like this…
I swear, if Miguel is still in the bathroom in ten minutes I am kicking the door down.
People can never tell if you are a family or a tour group.
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And with mami in front holding a map and yelling directions, it doesn’t make it any easier to decipher what is going on.
There is a birthday party every damn weekend.
What’s worse than giving up your weekends to celebrate every birthday? Having to buy them presents. -_-
It is very rare to find a restaurant that can seat everyone in the family inside.
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Or please everyone’s tastebuds.
You always discover new tías, tíos and primos at every family reunion.
Abuleita: Recuerdes de Juanita. She is your tía on your grandfather’s side.
Tía (?) Juanita: I used to take care of you when you were little. You probably don’t remember. Don’t you remember?
Me: Oh yeah… ?
With sisters, there’s always moments like these…
But you get over it like ASAP.
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No doubt the best part is you always have a strong, indivisible force of Latinos around you.
And they’ve always got your back no matter what ?.