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No Matter How Small The Problem Is, This Is How Your Mom Will Make It Seem Like It’s The End Of The World

One of the reasons you grow so scared about getting in trouble by your mom is because she tends to overdramatize almost everything. Even if you don’t think it’s such a big deal, to your mom it’s the end of the world. Here are some melodramatic situations you’ve probably have to deal with:

Latins moms add drama to the simplest scenarios. Only they can look at a utensil and yell at you for leaving a mess. Yes, a massive mess.

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To you it’s just one spoon, but to your mom it’s three weeks worth of dishes that you haven’t washed. This usually leads to the classic speech about how much harder your mom had it and she had to wash her dishes en el río. Mom, I’m sorry you had to wash dishes that way, it sucks. But it’s still just a spoon.

You can expect the same, dramatic reaction from her every time she sees something out of place in your room.

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One misplaced sock looks like a landfill to her.

Even having one cocktail over dinner, raises crazy party animal flags in your mom’s eyes.

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To her, one drink with dinner makes you a total alcoholic. Alcohol with food? Who does that?!

And just when you’re ready to go out clubbing in your new dress that is so decent it could almost pass as business attire, your mom will jump out and tell you otherwise.

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She might say something along the lines of: “descarada,” or “you might as well go out naked.”

And be prepared for some major drama if you’re out and you happen to miss one of her phone calls. To her, one missed call means the absolute WORST THING IN THE WORLD has happened to you.

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To her:

2 missed calls = you’re out doing drugs.

5 missed calls = you’ve been kidnapped.

7 missed calls = you’ve been doing drugs, got kidnapped AND got killed. By now, she’s probably making your funeral arrangements. RIP.

Even when it comes to the time of day (or night), she has to be extra.

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By at least two hours.

The drama doesn’t end on weekends. ?

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Monday through Friday you wake up to the same alarm at 6 a.m. You work hard. You study hard. Sleeping in a couple of hours – at least until 8 a.m. – during the weekends sounds like the perfect way to reward yourself for all of your hard work. But if you ask your mom, sleeping in past 7 a.m. makes you the laziest, most unproductive human being on earth.

No matter how hard you try to avoid it, your mom is likely to turn something small into a bigger deal. Literally.

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There’s no such thing as a “small” tattoo once you show your mom.

Even when you tell your mom you’re vegan or vegetarian (which is generally looked at as a healthier diet), she will have a meltdown because this is how she sees you now:

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Because food is EVERYTHING in a Latino household, news like this will break her heart.

To her, even adulting seems like the most dangerous thing to happen to you. Buying a car is just asking to get killed.

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How many times have you heard “manejas como loca” all while going 50 MPH?

To sum it up, everything that you do to everything that you own and everyone that you date, is the absolute worst.

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But at the end of the day, despite the drama, you know your mom is just worried about you and is trying to look out for her baby as best she can. ❤️


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Here’s What My White Husband Has Learned About The Latino Culture One Day At A Time

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Here’s What My White Husband Has Learned About The Latino Culture One Day At A Time

My husband and I have been married for a little over three years now and he is still learning so much about myself and what it means to be Latino. I’m not talking about me having a big Cuban family all stationed in Miami (3-0-5 🙌🏽) or the fact that the best jokes in Netflix’s “One Day At A Time” are in Spanish. I’m talking about the little things that to me have always been a normal part of life. This is what has continuously caught him off guard…

If you ask him, I’m already turning into my abuela because of the things he is finding out, which to me is a compliment. Here are just a few of the things that he is starting to understand about our future together.

1. Seasoning your beans is hard AF but abuela makes it look easy.

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No matter how many times I try or how many techniques I use, my bean always turn out bland AF. This wouldn’t have been a problem if he didn’t have my abuela’s frijoles negro because now he has a reference point as to what beans are supposed to taste like. Though, he doesn’t cook so my bland beans will have to do.

2. That whole personal space thing is a white construct.

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One of the first things he realized about being married to a Latino is that all that personal space he once had is gone. I even go into the bathroom to talk to him when he’s in the shower because that’s 👏🏾 how 👏🏾 I 👏🏾 was 👏🏾 raised. 👏🏾

3. Family obligations cannot and will not be avoided.

Even if it means that you have to spend $800 to travel 3,000 miles back home for a weekend for your nephew’s first birthday, there is no getting out of family events. #BasedOnTrueEvents

4. My family raised me to be super eco-friendly (and very frugal).

The first time my husband saw me washing a Ziploc bag he asked if we had run out and that he could get some from the store. My response: “But, like, why do you want to waste money like that?”

5. Selena was and will always be La Reina.

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I know. I know. How did he not know this before is what you’re thinking, right? But you can’t hold it against him. I don’t think Selena had a very big following in West Virginia. There was no way he could have known that she is more relevant now than ever. Not to mention that she still wins Latin Billboard awards and I play her music nonstop.

6. My abuela’s obsession with reusing containers has been passed down.

After he came down from the initial shock of thinking that I left the sour cream in the Tupperware cabinet overnight, he made a joke about me becoming my abuela. I’ve never been so proud.

7. Calling a loved one “gordo” is not offensive.

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Because, you know, someone calling you “my little fatty” is not okay. Imagine his shock when he heard a family member call me “gordito” in front of him. He was shook.

8. Every chore I do is just an excuse to put on Celia Cruz and dance.

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Sure, I can cook in silence but nothing makes my time in the kitchen more enjoyable than some “La Negra Tiene Tumbao” or “La Vida Es Un Carnaval” blaring in the background. Plus, he is starting to learn some of her greatest hits.

9. Seventy-five percent of Latino cooking is just making that sabor.

To quote my husband: “Oh. So ropa vieja is like making pot roast then you make the flavor (sofrito). Yeah. White people are too lazy to make all that flavor.”

10. Being extra and loud is just in our blood.

I still have that trophy on our desk in the living room and he has mentioned moving it a couple times. Then I stubbed my toe, fall to the floor in tears, and he remembers why it is so prominently displayed.

11. Hot Cheetos are life.

He didn’t know they were so versatile but he’s not upset that we get to eat them all the time.


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Conservatives Are Calling For The FBI And CIA To Investigate George Lopez After He Made A Joke About President Trump

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Conservatives Are Calling For The FBI And CIA To Investigate George Lopez After He Made A Joke About President Trump

Conservatives are enraged after George Lopez made a joke about the death of President Trump. The Mexican-American comic wrote, “We’ll do it for half,” responding to an Instagram post about a purported bounty. The bounty was suggested at a funeral procession for Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on Sunday and Twitter was set ablaze with some users even calling for the Secret Service to get involved. Here’s what went down.

After Trump ordered a drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qasem Soleimani a eulogist at the late leader’s funeral called for a bounty on the U.S. president’s head.

Broadcast live on Iran’s state-owned Channel One television network, a eulogist apparently called for the $80 million bounty while addressing crowds in the city of Mashhad. “We are 80 million Iranians. If each one of us puts aside one American dollar, we will have 80 million American dollars, and we will reward anyone who brings us [Trump]’s head with that amount,” the unidentified man said.

There is no indication the bounty is endorsed by the Iranian government or Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

On Jan. 5, 2020, news editor M. Hanif Jazayeri posted a tweet stating that Iran had placed an $80 million bounty on the head of U.S. President Donald Trump in retaliation for a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad that killed Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani.

The Instagram account @chicanoworldstar, which has over 170,000 followers, posted about the supposed bounty. 

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The post, which erroneously attributed the reward to Iranian officials, said: “#Iranian authorities have put a bounty on American President Donald Trump’s head during the televised funeral of General #QasemSoleimani after he was assassinated last week. What are your thoughts?”

Lopez responded to the eulogist: “We’ll do it for half.”

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On Sunday, the Instagram account @chicanoworldstar, which has over 170,000 followers, posted about the supposed bounty. The post, which erroneously attributed the reward to Iranian officials, said: “#Iranian authorities have put a bounty on American President Donald Trump’s head during the televised funeral of General #QasemSoleimani after he was assassinated last week. What are your thoughts?,” the famed comedian left a comment saying “We’ll do it for half.”

The joke was quickly seized upon by right-wing social media users.

The comment, which has more than 2,400 likes and 750 replies, caught the attention of right-wing media, which was quick to claim that Lopez was issuing a death threat against the president. Lopez’s spokesperson told Newsweek: “It was absolutely a joke and that’s it.” 

But for some, it wasn’t just a joke.

Ryan Fournier, co-chair of Students For Trump, tweeted: “George Lopez just said he’d assassinate President Trump for half of the $80 million dollar bounty. @SecretService should take a look at this. The Left is sick.”

Some defended Lopez —like fellow comedian Kathy Griffith who told “Trump cult” to calm down.

Griffin faced severe backlash for a photo of her holding a severed Trump head. Right-wing media and supporters were outraged and ended Griffin’s career over the photo. The same people angered by the Trump head and the joke are likely the same who supported burning Obama effigies.

Chris D’Elia wrote: “George Lopez is a really big comedian maybe you’re not aware.”

Lopez is a comedian best known for the ABC sitcom “George Lopez,” which ran for six seasons between 2002 and 2007. The iconic comedian also hosted the short-lived TBS talk show “Lopez Tonight” between 2009 and 2011.

In July 2018, Lopez, an outspoken Trump critic, made headlines for pretending to urinate on Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 

The footage went viral on Twitter and prompted similar right-wing offense to this latest incident, including calls for Lopez’s arrest.

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