15 Times LeJuan James Brilliantly Captured What It Was Like Growing Up Latino

Growing up Latino could prove to be a source of frustration, what with all the growing pains that come with being brought up by immigrant parents who make up in know-how, act-right and work ethic for what they might lack in pedigree, privilege and education. It certainly doesn’t help that as a child born in the U.S., you view the world from two oft-opposing perspectives.

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Yet, being raised by Latino parents meant experiencing a remarkably unique upbringing, all-too common throughout Hispanic households around the world. No person explores these shared incidents as effortlessly as comedian and Internet sensation LeJuan James, whose on-going series of Instagram videos on all things Latino stays right on the money. Here are 15 times LeJuan hilariously captured what it was like growing up en la casa de mami.

Weekends were not for sleeping in… 

Hispanic Parents dont believe in sleeping in. #tbt #Teamlejuan

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You NEVER talked back…

When you Talk Back to Hispanic Parents. 👋🏼💀👼🏻 #TeamLeJuan

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Saturday mornings were for cleaning…

When Hispanics Clean the House. #TeamLeJuan

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The hand towels in the bathroom weren’t ever for you to dry your hands…

Hispanics Parents when you leave a mess in the Bathroom. Pt.1 “Towels” #TeamLeJuan

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The day before Christmas be like…

Hispanics before Christmas. #Mood #TeamLeJuan

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If you were a girl, you couldn’t just “go out”…

Hispanic Father’s before their Daughters Go Out. #Consejo #TeamLeJuan

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If you’re an adult? You still can’t go out…

Trying to explain to your Non-Hispanic Friend why you can’t go out. #TeamLeJuan

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There was always that one aunt who was rude AF for no reason… 

Don Francisco was Abuela’s only true love…

When Hispanic Grandparents fall asleep watching TV #DonFransisco #SGHastaSiempre #TeamLeJuan

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You always got that “when I die, you’ll miss me” speech… 

When you ask Hispanic Mother’s if they “Need Help” #Compras #TeamLeJuan

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Leaving one uncleaned spoon in the kitchen sink warranted WW3…

When Hispanic Mothers criticize their Daughters about Cleaning. #TeamLeJuan

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You have a stash of old VHS videos for when everyone gets drunk… 

Hispanic VHS Video be like… 📼#ThatOneUncle #TeamLeJuan

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On Back To School day…

Hispanic Parents on the First Day of “Back To School” #TeamLeJuan

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When your white friends argued with their parents…

That awkward moment when you visit your friend and they’re arguing with their Parents. #tbt #TeamLeJuan

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You ate whatever Mami cooked…

When you tell Hispanic Mothers what you want to Eat. #TeamLeJuan

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