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You’d Think Latino Parents Would Be Happy We’re Moving Away To College, But Noooo…

Latinos are expected to live with their parents until forever. There are some of us, though, that like to rebel and disappoint our parents a little, so we sit them down and tell them that we want to go away for college. A travesty, I know, but this is what happens when you’re brave enough to do the unthinkable…

1. First, you give yourself that big pep talk…

2. And convince yourself to stay strong as you face the overwhelming guilt trip that is coming your way.

3. Then you realize you’ll need to tell abuelita, which is a totally different story.

4. Your inner chillona comes out. Tears run. Lots and lots of tears.

5. But you try to realize that this is a good decision!

6. Your cousins will start reminding you of all the family events you’re going to be missing.

7. Mami will help you pack and remind you that you’re incapable of living on your own.

8. Suddenly, you start doubting everything… again.

9. Your parents help you fill out your roommate questionnaire so you don’t end up with a psycho killer…

10. When the day to drive to your new home comes, everyone will be sobbing.

11. Speaking of everyone, they will *all* go to drop you off at your dorm.

You know, to screen meet your new roommate.

12. Mami will stock you up with Fabuloso and other cleaning supplies.

13. Once you’re alone in your dorm, you’ll start missing your family terribly…

14. But that quickly fades when they start calling 24/7.

15. And cry when you tell them you’re eating pizza for the eighth day in a row.

16. Which leads to some pretty epic care packages from home.

17. And when you’re ready to visit, you’ll come home to an epic reunion with the whole fam.

18. As sad as your family was, they’ll be extremely proud of the big step you took…

19. And they’ll show you off and let everyone know of their brave, college bound child.

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