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How Growing Up with a Tico Dad is Anything but Basic

While everyone else watched The Crocodile Hunter, you were raised by one.

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He’s got the blowgun to prove it.

That “hunter” gave you a machete for your 5th birthday present.

Every wall in the house was a different color.

He regularly tricked you into eating the spiciest chiles. 

Every meal had to include rice and beans…

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Even breakfast when all you wanted was pancakes…just once.

The house smelled like fresh food every hour of the day.

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And the house also smelled like rotting food every hour of the day.

The yard looked like a jungle.

His childhood stories sounded like Mowgli’s memoirs.

And your suffering NEVER, EVER could compare. 

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He’s survived flesh eating caterpillars and a volcanic eruption…he’s not impressed you broke a nail.

What stunts does your Tico padre pull? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to share on Facebook and Twitter!

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