13 Hard Facts That You Learned Growing Up In A Latina Household

Apr 25, 2016
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Well… así somos. From Vapor Rub to abuela’s cooking, enjoy a few facts that all people who come from a Hispanic family can relate to (and probably laugh about).

  • La señal de la cruz

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    You have to make the sign of a cross every time you pass a church…otherwise, you’ll be riddled with bad luck.

  • Everyone In Your Family Has A Nickname

    No doubt about it, Latinos love nicknames. At one point we’ve all called each other flaca, feo, mamita, titi, mima, etc.

  • You Ate Better Than Any Other Infant

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    Despite what the pediatrician advised, you feasted on potaje de chícharos and lentejas at 3 months old… Dr. Spock ain’t got nothing on abuela’s expertise.

  • No Handshakes, Please

    You greet everyone with a kiss on the cheek…handshakes are awkward and kinda rude.

  • You Never Left The House Without Makeup

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    Barefaced in public?! As your mom would say, ” mija, you’ll never meet a man with those ojeras!”

  • Vick's VapoRub is a must at home

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    What else is the cure-all for everything from treating a headache to warding off mosquitos? “Vaporú” to the rescue!

  • Who Needs A Keurig?!

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    Your mami, tia and abuela have been making cafécito with this since before you were born.

  • Veladoras De Santos Are A Part Of Your Home Decor

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    Your non Latina friends had no idea what these candles were, but as far as you knew, no self-respecting home was without them.

  • There's A Room Or Piece Of Furniture That's Off Limits

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    How else do you keep the house ready for special occasions? We all knew better than to sit on Abuela’s “nice”sofa without permission.

  • Dios Te Bendiga!

    You never leave the house or come in the house without asking your elders for “la bendición”.

  • What Mrs. Dash?!

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    What doesn’t taste better with a good sofrito or adobo? Enough said.

  • You Were A Café Con Leche Afficinado By Age 5

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    Just needed a little pan con mantequilla for dipping and you were ready for your day at school!

  • There's One (or more than one) Cross On The Wall

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    You may not have made it to church every Sunday, but your house wasn’t lacking some kind of religious tribute.

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