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It is possible to have a stress-free holiday even when your family is constantly giving you the third degree about the most personal aspects of your life.
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We’ve narrowed down the perfect distracting responses to the most common questions chismosas ask including, but not limited to: “y el novio?”, “y la dieta?”, “tienes trabajo?”, “cuando vas a tener hijos?”, “todavia andas con ese cualquier?”, “no has comprado casa?” etc.
1. “Who wants to play lotería?”
A round of lotería always gets the party going. If you play for money and get loaded while you’re at it, your relatives will be drunk in no time.
2. “What time is the posada?”
Your relatives love to sing, despite being tone-deaf. Once you get them on board for the posada, they’ll forget what they were asking you about in the first place.
You never deny your mom when she needs help. So when that chismoso comes around, just say that your mom needs you and they’ll back away fast.
5. “Y los Reyes Magos?”
Yes, that response might seem like it’s coming out of nowhere, but that’s why it’s so brilliant. Whether you inquire about where the statues are, or ask about the story of the Three Kings, you’ll look like a good religious niece or nephew for asking.