Yesterday Twitter blew up with people sharing their stories about being raised in a Hispanic household. Many of the tweets sounded very familiar to me. Others made me laugh. If you ever wondered what it’s like growing up Hispanic, these tweets will give you a nice glimpse!
10 Funny Tweets About Growing Up Hispanic
1. Vaporub can fix anything
Every single package that my wonderful madre ships to me contains a generous amount of Vicks Vaporub. “Por si acaso necesites mija” (just in case you need it, mija).
2. Being resourceful
Maybe it was a good thing that we couldn’t find the butter?
never knowing what container the butter was actually in #GrowingUpHispanic pic.twitter.com/CNh1p9UACI
— antonio from tw*tter (@antoniodelotero) June 30, 2016
3. Having caldo or sopa at lunch time when it was hot outside
I come from the coastal area of Ecuador where temperatures are high all year round but we always had sopita every.single.day as part of the lunch menu. Good thing they were delicious so it was easy to stop complaining!
Having caldo when it's 95° outside…#GrowingUpHispanic pic.twitter.com/kYg2c7pfR6
— Mario Lopez (@MarioLopezExtra) June 30, 2016
4. Delicious food
You bet! Our cuisine is one of best things about growing up Hispanic!
best part about #GrowingUpHispanic pic.twitter.com/PYtsaQOX3W
— junior (@Jon_jGonzalez) June 29, 2016
We like to make our food in large quantities…
How many tamales should I make? Let's see, there's 4 of us…
I'll make 5,000#GrowingUpHispanic
— Stephanie Ortez (@StephyOrtez) June 30, 2016
…. in case someone is a little hungry!
Grandma: You hungry ?
Me: yeah but I only want a little bit
— Sianni J. Cabello (@SianniJessica) May 18, 2016
5. Babies wear gold bracelets
One time I asked a new mom why making her newborn baby wear a gold bracelet, and she said: “Because it’s a reminder that her life is more precious than gold.” So there you go!
We all had one of these when we were babies #GrowingUpHispanic pic.twitter.com/RVZf43CfJw
— ✧M.H✧ (@1Dislife55555) June 29, 2016
6. Cleaning day
#GrowingUpHispanic when you wake up hearing loud music, you know you're gonna be cleaning all day
— Ava (@LovesLittleDove) June 20, 2016
7. Making the sign of the cross
Or getting to your abuela’s house and getting “la bendición” from her.
Every time I leave the house or get on the highway I made the sign of the cross #GrowingUpHispanic
— Kim (@KimboLoera) June 14, 2016
8. Soccer passion
Fútbol is a cultural component of our culture so it is part of who we are.
9. Tutear o no Tutear
It could be confusing!
#GrowingUpHispanic your abuela getting really mad when you you say tú instead usted
— amy (@amyssunnie) June 30, 2016
10. We’ve all seen them at one point in our lives
Yes! They were everywhere!
These people ran your tv almost everyday ? #GrowingUpHispanic pic.twitter.com/edTP0ZIKpY
— The Friendly Asshole (@FriendlyAssh0le) July 16, 2015
Yes!! All the time!
#growinguphispanic getting your face smashed in the cake pic.twitter.com/oc8HBsW6rz
— sunshine (@dianaduckworth_) April 3, 2017
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