Being raised in a brown family often entails being the butt of all jokes. From pronouncing English words with a funny accent (i.e. Cheecahgo) to your mom’s questionable methods of discipline, growing up Hispanic means being reared in a unique (and remarkable) household. Just peep Twitter’s #GrowingUpBlack spin-off hashtag, #GrowingUpHispanic, which details all the nuances.
Take sickness, for instance. Unless you’re dying, 9 times out of 10, mami’s rubbing you down with the sorcery ointment that is Vicks VapoRub, a.k.a. vivaporu. When you’re hit with a sudden pang of hunger and reach for those Danish butter cookies to keep the cravings at bay, only to be met with a can of Royal Dansk filled with sewing materials. Such evil is unwarranted, yet despite all these woes, you wouldn’t have it any other way.
Check out all the hilarious, on-the-money tweets about #GrowingUpHispanic above and laugh so hard, you’ll cry.
— #GrowingUpHispanic (@HISPANlCPROBS) July 15, 2015