10 times your Latina mom was right
10 times your Latina mom was right
Madre knows best!
Whether we like to admit it or not, madres are usually if not always right. As you grow older, you realize how many times you should’ve listened and how the lessons you continue to learn from her are the most important. In honor of mami’s wisdom, here are 10 times Latina mothers were right:
1. Gut feeling about friends
“Mija, ese muchacho no me cae bien. No lo quiero en esta casa.” Latina moms always claim to have this gut feeling of your friend being no good because they “feel” this “bad energy” from them and they always end up being right. I still don’t understand but till this day, my mom knows who my real friends are before they even walk through the door.
2. When you can’t find something
“Si voy y lo encuentro, tu vas a ver.” Why is it that every time I couldn’t find something in the house, my mom always found it the second she entered the room? This usually follows with some insults about being lazy or blind— yep, lazy.
3. Playing around
“Te vas a caer.” Remember when you would play around with your friends or younger family members and your mom would always yell to be careful. There were always those moments where you were being a little risky jumping from couch to couch and AS SOON as she says you’re going to fall, you do. I always thought it was witch powers.
“Nunca encontrará un marido saliendo de la casa asi.” Don’t get me wrong, you don’t have to leave your house every day with makeup and fresh blowouts but mothers are definitely right when they suggest that we shouldn't leave the house looking like we don’t care about anything. First impressions are extremely important and you’ll learn this in the dating and professional world.
5. Sleep is vital
“Acuéstate temprano que manana vas a estar cansado.” When we were younger, we avoided sleep so we could stay up and watch TV or play games— then remember how hard it was to get up for school? Moms usually had to go in your room and wake you up by yelling that they told you so.
6. Food digestion
“Tienes que reposar para una buena digestion.” Waiting for food to digest could be a drag but it’s a healthy tip that one should follow for the rest of their lives. Bad food digestion usually leads to stomachaches and weight gain. Nobody wants that.
7. Driving instructions
“Maneja despacio y con cuidado.” For all you drivers out there, I am sure you’ve received a ticket or two and wished you‘d listened to your mom when she told you to drive slow and carefully. I am also sure you hid those tickets!
8. Watch your actions
"Dios te castiga." This basically means karma. Any time you were about to do something bad or already did the act, your mother was always ready to let you know the deal. In more modern terms: karma is a b*tch.
9. Dress warm
“¡Abrígate bien! No me diga nada cuando está enferma.” Right before you walk out of the house, doesn’t matter if it’s sunny outside, you can always count on a Latina mom to remind you to cover up. If you don’t and get sick then they will waste no time rubbing in your face how they warned you.
10. Life after moving out
"Yo quiero a ver como tu vas a vivir sin mi." You would roll your eyes after your mom's rants on how you can't live without her but to all those that have moved out, you know she was right. Without your mom's cooking, cleaning and doctor ways life isn't the same and she predicted it.