You know you’re a first-generation Latinx (a child of immigrant Latin American parents)
You have to empty out your oven because it’s used for storing your pots and pans.
The jar of danish cookies is filled with thread, yarn, and needles.
Your mom pierced your ears the minute you came out the womb.
You and your cousins all have the same red bracelet.
You have a bunch of jewelry with your name on it.
Your mom always hit you with “te callas o te callo”.
You’ve received the “cuando yo me muera” speech a thousand times.
You wake up to music on a Saturday and know you have to clean.
Your abuelita has rosarios hanging over her bed.
You know the Caso Cerrado theme song by heart.
The only butter you use is Country Crock.
When you had to translate legal documents for your parents when you were 8.
When you’re parents pronounce Wendys like Güendys.
You have to greet every single person at a party.
Your abuela swore “Vicks Vaporub” fixed everything.
You couldn’t go to McDonalds because “hay comida en la casa”.
You know the universal meaning and purpose of chancleta.
You learn how to lie, especially about the boyfriend you don’t have permission to
Growing up, mom sewed all of your clothes.
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