You Know You’re Latine if You Grew Up with These Items in Your Home
There are so many things that bring nostalgia to us from our childhood and other things that just make you cringe at the memory of them. As Team Luz got together to discuss the different items that we all had in our upbringings, we questioned if we had the same childhood after discovering all the similarities in our Latinx homes. Take a walk down memory lane with us as we remember all the things you probably had in your home as well!
Home Interior Decor
Source: Gigi Wagner Pinterest
Does anyone else wonder why none of these decorations had people of color in their frames but yet our moms loved to decorate the home with them? Totally canceled in our books but still a memory worth sharing.
So many religious symbols
it was la Virgen de Guadalupe, a cross, or a print of the Last Supper hanging in your dining room, you knew walking into a Latinx home that you were protected and maybe even closer to heaven. Between the free calendar of the virgencita obtained at the local mercado and your abuelas constant praying, it felt like church was always at home.
Plastic bags under the sink
Source: Reddit User u/Nickthequick303
Reuse, reduce, recycle - it’s always been a lifestyle for Latinos and this one we’re pretty proud to claim. Mom kept all the grocery store bags to reuse and I don’t know if it’s just me but my mom would sometimes wash any disposable plates and utensils. Talk about being environmentally friendly to the max!
An obscene amount of oversized wood furniture
Source: Estate Sales
Why? We don’t know but we kind of miss it now. Would we trade our cheap IKEA or Rooms to Go furniture? Probably not, but the memories of seeing all the crystal dishes that we never used or the fake flower arrangements covered in dust as a centerpiece do sure bring us nostalgic memories
Plastic-covered dining tables
Source: Balsa Circle
As soon as mom got that new dining table she would cover it with plastic. No special occasion was worthy of removing it and even then we were expected to use table placemats.
Crushed soda cans waiting to be recycled
If soda made it to that week’s grocery list you could be sure you’d be crushing those cans by the end of the week. Dad was ready to take them to recycle for 5 cents a piece. The struggle was real and your parents got every penny they could!
Source: JC Sales
A house was not clean until you had mopped every corner with Fabuloso. Actually, it wasn’t clean until you could walk out into your driveway and smell that Fabuloso. But what do we purchase as adults to clean? That’s right, Fabuloso. A nostalgic scent.
Source: Main Home Design
Most of us grew up with Tupperware in our homes. They were a staple in our mamá’s kitchen and we knew better than to borrow or lose any of them! As grown-ups, we might visit our mom only to find the same items in her kitchen! Really has us wondering what these containers are made out of.