The Shady Things Mom Said Really Was For Our Own Good

She was right, lo decía por nuestro bien. Like when she said…

Por eso no tienes novio.

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That was always her way of telling you you needed to improve certain areas of your life. Ok, maybe all.

No sabes hervir ni el agua.

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That was her way of saying she wanted to spend more time together in the kitchen. Tough love.

Pero sigue comiendo tus mugreritos.

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After realizing you had the freshmen 15. Immediately you started eating healthier ?.

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Con esos tacones pareces Bambi aprendiendo a caminar.

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You probably would’ve broken an ankle had you gone to the club in 6 inch heels. All good, you dance better in flats anyway.

When she told you you shouldn’t have that second taco.

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Ok, rude. But she was right.

When she said, “no me gusta tu amiguita.”


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Because she knew that amiguita was shady and didn’t want us to turn out that way.

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Those jeans make you look like a tamal.


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Maybe it was the worst fashion choice of your teen years. Glad she talked you out of it.

Or any other time she didn’t let you show skin.

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This turned you into the classy lady you are today.

When she said she didn’t really like your man.

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You had no idea what you were thinking and wish you wouldn’t have wasted three years of your life.

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When she called your friends convenencieras.

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 She convinced you they weren’t your friends because of your sparkling personality, but because you had a car.

She even stopped you when you tried dressing like the Rebelde girls.

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Can you imagine the looks you would’ve gotten when you got to class wearing a tiny plaid skirt? Thanks, mom.

When she told you you’d look like a guera oxigenada if you bleached your hair.

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Twenty treatments later you now wish you would’ve listened to her. #PelosDeEscoba

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