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When You’re A Grown-Ass Adult But Still Need Your Parents

At some point when you weren’t paying attention, it happened: You grew up. Moved out. Started paying your own bills and crying about having to pay your own bills. But just because you’re grown doesn’t mean you don’t still need mami and papi, right?


1. Cooking

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Sure, you can try following a casserole recipe or somehow burn water while trying to make a grilled cheese sandwich (don’t ask), but when you want to know how to do real cooking — the kind that doesn’t use any measurements at all — you gotta call up ma or pa (or even abuela) to get it right.


2. Laundry

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There’s no feeling quite like standing face-to-face with a washing machine in a giant laundromat and realizing you have no idea how your mom managed to make your clothes smell like a field of violets and yet your laundry now comes out feeling like cardboard and somehow still stained.


3. Changing a Tire

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Or any car help, really. Don’t call Triple A; call mom and pop.


4. DIY Life Hacks

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Broken shower? Don’t call a plumber; dial up mom and dad, and learn how to fashion a whole new shower head out of a soda bottle and two band-aids.


5. Balancing Money

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Your parents had coupons for coupons and reused the same plastic bag for 15 years. And yet here you are scraping together couch change to try and pay for ramen noodles. Learn from them. Let them teach you their frugal ways.


6. Cleaning Anything and Everything

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Because your mom knew how to make a thimbleful of dish soap last for decades, and your dad has a trick for getting blood out of any fabric. (Don’t ask how he discovered it.)


7. Dealing with Sickness

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At no point do you need your parents most, even as an adult, than when you’re sick and just want them to hold you and feed you sopita and Sprite.


8. Dealing with People

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Your parents know how to deal with comemierdas better than anyone else. Dealing with an ex? A one-sided crush? A difficult boss? A rowdy neighbor? Ask you parents. They’ve been through the same thing, 17 times over.


9. Making Up Any Excuse, Just To Hear Their Voices

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WATCH: Watch This Woman’s Story About What Her Mexican Mom’s Sacrifices Inspired Her To Do

What else do you call your parents for?

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Vanessa Bryant Forced To Respond To ‘Beyond Hurtful’ Comments Made By Her Own Mom On ‘El Gordo y La Flaca’

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Vanessa Bryant Forced To Respond To ‘Beyond Hurtful’ Comments Made By Her Own Mom On ‘El Gordo y La Flaca’

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Within just nine months, Vanessa Bryant has (like all of us) had to deal with the stress and uncertainty of a pandemic, racial crisis and injustice, and the threats of unstable political leadership. She has also had to deal with the almighty devastation of losing her husband and daughter on the same day. You think this would be enough to ensure that she receives only sympathy, support, and light during this time but not so.

Recently, the wife of the late basketball great Kobe Bryant is dealing with negative claims taken to the press by her own mother.

In an interview with Univision, Bryant’s mother Sofia Laine claimed her daughter had kicked her out of her home.

Appearing on “El Gordo y La Flaca,” Laine claimed that her 38-year-old daughter had forced her out of a family home and made her return the car she used.

In a statement to People, Bryant defended herself saying “My husband and daughter passed away unexpectedly, and yet my mom has the audacity to do an interview on TV talking negatively about me while shedding tears about a car and home that wasn’t in her name.”

“She has removed all her diamond jewelry, emptied her apartment that I provide, and put the furniture in storage to appear as though she is without support,” Bryant went onto claim. “My husband and I have financially supported her over the past 20 years, and I continue to do so, in addition to her monthly alimony.”

Bryant went onto add that “contrary to previous reports, she has not been physically present or emotionally supportive for my daughters and me after my husband and daughter passed away. Going forward, I see what is most important to my mom and it is beyond hurtful. I hope this public airing of our personal relations will stop here.”

Bryant lost her husband, the late NBA star, and the couple’s second-oldest daughter Gianna in a tragic helicopter crash in January.

The crash claimed the lives of seven other people including Payton Chester, 13, Sarah Chester, 46, Alyssa Altobelli, 14,Keri Altobelli, 46, John Altobelli, 56, Christina Mauser, 38, and the helicopter’s pilot Ara Zobayan, 50.

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An Abuelo Got A Hurtful Note From Bad Neighbors About His Decorations And Latino Twitter Came Into Comfort Him

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An Abuelo Got A Hurtful Note From Bad Neighbors About His Decorations And Latino Twitter Came Into Comfort Him

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We are rarely more defensive than we are for our abuelos. The viejitos have always been there for us and seeing them treated unkindly is just heartbreaking. That is what one Twitter user experienced after her abuelo got a wretched note about his decorations outside his home.

This is the horrid letter left for @goldenstef’s abuelo by undesirable neighbors.

The letter, which is filled with misspelled words, calls the abuelo’s house an example of a “low class Mexican family.” The letter was written anonymously by neighbors and delivered to the abuelo in an attempt to shame him into changing his decorations. One of the most bizarre moments in the letter is when the angry author criticized the homeowner for having too many American flags claiming he isn’t patriotic and can’t fool the neighbors. Like, which one is it people?

The Twitter user followed up with photos of the house to show the decorations their abuelo has out front.

People flooded the Twitter post with comments supporting and sending love to the abuelo. Fellow Latinos are ready to stand with the abuelo and some just want the names of the people behind the letter so they can talk to them. Some people are stunned at how far the author was willing to go out of their way to be mean to an old man who just wants to decorate his home and front yard.

Latino Twitter wants to come together to let the abuelo know that his decorations are adorbs.

We need to come together to give her abuelo all of the wonderful decoration we love. Let’s turn his house and front yard into a showcase of all of the greatness that Latin America has to offer.

People are falling in love with this viejitos yard.

Honestly, this is a great yard. Who wouldn’t want a yard like this? This yard is original and adorable and worth all of the praise that we can muster. Thank you to people like this for making their yards something unique and worth seeing.

@goldenstef wants everyone to know just how much they appreciate the sweet messages about their abuelo’s yard.

It costs nothing to be kind. It is even better when you can be kind about something someone clearly cares so much about. Who cares if someone decorates their lawn a little too much. At least they are having fun with their lives and that is something we all need more of right now.

READ: Latinas Are Sharing Their Most Treasured Memories Of Their Abuelos And It’s Exactly What We Needed This Month

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