We can’t pretend that we haven’t argued with our mom. Just admit it, you’ve done it—whether it was an eye roll, a “whatever,” or a “¡Déjame quieta!” that caused the big argument. After the debate, let it be a day, a week, or a month-long thing, you’re always going to realize that there was at least some truth behind whatever your mother said (even if it’s hard for you to accept.). Here are my top five.
1. “No inventes.”
This phrase automatically sounds like my childhood. Whether I was searching her makeup drawer or putting Halloween candy in my pockets to take up to my room, “no inventes” was there to ruin my day and crush my dreams of having a good time. This versatile phrase evolved and grew with me. It wasn’t just good for makeup and candy anymore, but applicable when I asked permission to attend some party “en algún antro.” God knows if there’s one phrase that got on my nerves it’s that one, and instead of reacting by obeying her, I responded with talking back, causing a ‘papelón’ estilo Boricua.