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The Pros And Cons Of Being In A Small Latino Family

Unlike with most traditional Latino familias, I grew up in a small family of a single mom and an older brother.  I’m extremely proud of my family and totally acknowledge that navigating in such a tiny boat was both a blessing and a curse.

Navidad was awesome.

But it was also lonely.

My brother always had my back.

We got to travel a lot ?.

But always had to pay for accommodations since we didn’t have an extended family to visit.

I didn’t really have to share my stuff.

We got mami’s love all to ourselves.

I didn’t inherit my older sister’s clothes.

We didn’t have to ask dad for permission.

I admired my older brother more than anyone else.