What You Expected Your Summer To Be Like Versus How It’s Actually Going

At the start of each summer we all have our expectations of what we want our summer to be like. We are now halfway through summer and by now it has already shaped itself and made pretty clear how the rest of our summer is going to be. So, has it been all we’ve wanted it to be? Probably not, but if you are within the few that has had all of their wishes come true this summer then congrats to you. If you are within the people that their summer has just fallen short of what you expected it to be, just know that you are not alone. So this ones for you. Here are ten expectations that have fallen short this summer.

You probably pictured yourself lounging by a pool day in and day out.

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Let’s face it, during the summer every Snapchat or Instagram has pictures filled with pools and margaritas. So, of course, when the heat comes in and the sun is bright our motto is always “suns out, buns out.”

But, every Latino knows your mom probably pictured you cleaning day in and day out, so that’s what you did.

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Who do you think won that battle? So you probably have spent days cleaning and cooking and the only time you felt water touch your skin was from the tears you shed as you watched all of your friends sun bathe every day through social media.

You probably thought you’d be partying every night with your friends.

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You probably thought you’d spend your summer nights with your friends partying it up and making memories. I mean isn’t that what summer is all about?

But the only parties you went to were of your primas, primos, tios and tias.

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I mean jumpers and piñatas are fun too, right? At least there was bomb food.

Maybe you thought you’d be vacationing at some beach resort.

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That typical summer vacation we all crave is far far from home. Yup, we definitely all picture ourselves in front of a view like that. How relaxing, right?

But you forgot that since you’re home, “tienes que cuidar a los niños.”

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So you had to deal with your siblings all summer and never leave the house. How fun. ????

Maybe you hoped you would be dining out at luxurious restaurants and trying some new things.

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Because summer is about being spontaneous and why not be spontaneous by trying out some new food? Plus that delicious meal would be a great picture for your Instagram.

But you were probably broke most of the summer so you spent your days eating frijoles your mom made.

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And all you could do was just dream about the fancy meals you could have had this summer.

You might have even wanted to just sleep in because why not?

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You’ve woken up early every day so why not take a day to just sleep in? That’s definitely one way a lot of us choose to spend our summers.

That’s funny though, you thought your mom would let you rest.

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As soon as the sun rises, she’ll be calling you to help her around the house. Well there goes your beauty sleep.

Maybe you wanted to go on a shopping spree and buy a whole new wardrobe, as one does.

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Because everyone wants to look good in the summer and what better way to do it than with a whole new wardrobe. Get ???????? it. ????????

But the only shopping you did was at the swap meet.

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Because according to your parents, why would you go anywhere else? Tbh, it is really cool to spend time at the swap meet.

You thought this would be the summer you’d finally have your summer body.

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Duh. It’s summer and it’s the time for pool lounging and sun bathing so you are finally going to buckle down and get that summer body. You’ll make everyone jealous of your gains.

But the tacos were too good to resist.

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Forget skinny, tacos are worth the extra weight. Maybe next year you’ll get that summer body.

Maybe you wanted to have a classy summer with some wine and friends.

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It seems like the best pictures on social media always come from wine drinking. There’s something classy about holding that wine glass.

But you’re night probably quickly turned into tequila nights because who can resist a margarita?

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It might not be as classy as wine, but it is more fun and more colorful.

Movie nights with friends is always a fun idea.

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Summer nights are just as good as summer days so why not spend them with some friends, right?

But you only have one tv at your house and the novela is on and your mom can’t miss it.

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Well there goes movie nights, I guess. It’s fine because these shows can get just crazy enough to suck you in.

Perhaps water parks were on your summer to-do list.

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The only lines you want to be waiting in are the ones that will guarantee a wet and refreshing result.

But you actually spent your time waiting for the sprinkler to come around to your side.

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No rides but at least you still get that wet and refreshing result. Plus, you got to spend time with your family and that’s great.

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