America Kids / Hispanic Kids


American Kids: Move out when they're 18 with the full support of their parents.
Hispanic Kids: Move out when they're 28, may have saved for that nice
house and are a week away from getting married .... unless there's room
in the basement for the newlyweds.

American Kids: When their Mom visits them she brings a nice bundt cake
and you sip coffee and chat.
Hispanic Kids: When their Mom visits them she brings 3 days worth of
food, a pot of menudo and immediately begins to tidy up, dust & do the

American Kids: Their dads always call before they come over to visit
them and its usually only on special occasions.
Hispanic Kids: Are not at all fazed when their dads come over,
unannounced, on a Saturday morning   at 8:00 and starts pruning the
peach & Lemon trees.  And if there are none, he will plant some!   

American Parents: You can leave your kids with them and you always worry
if everything is going to be ok plus you have to feed them after you
pick them up.
Hispanic Parents: No problem, leave your kids there and if they get out
of line your parents can set them straight .... plus they get bathed,
fed and get told stories of when you were young.

American Kids: Always pay retail and look in the yellow pages when they
need something done.
Hispanic Kids: Just call their dad or uncle and ask for another dad's or
uncle's phone number to get it done .... cash deal.

American Kids: Will come over to visit their parents and get only cake
and coffee, no more.
Hispanic Kids: Will come over to visit their parents and get B-B-Q,
Carnitas, carne asada , a mexican rice , beans, chips & chile (salsa) ,
Tortillas, a nice flan, sodas, Cool-aid or some drinks .... usually it
will be a late dinner as well.

American Kids: Think that being Latin is a great thing, Hispanic Kids:
Know that being Latin is a great thing,

American Kids: Never ask the reason you have no food.
Hispanic Kids: Are the reason you have no food.

American Kids: Will say 'hello" but are hesitant to hug.
Hispanic Kids: Will give you a big hug and a kiss, and great big hand
shake and pat you on the back.

American Kids: Hardly invite over to eat or they have to share their
Hispanic Kids: You always have your friends over to have something to
eat -regardless

American Kids: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
Hispanic Kids: Call your parents mom & dad.

American Kids: Have never seen you cry.
Hispanic Kids: Cry with you.

American Kids: Will eat at your dinner table and leave.
Hispanic Kids: Will spend hours there, talking, laughing and just being

American Kids: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.
Hispanic Kids: Keep your stuff so long they forget it's yours.

American Kids: Know a few things about you.
Hispanic Kids: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

American Kids: Will leave their parents behind.
Hispanic Kids: Will hang out with their parents.

American Kids: Would knock on your door.
Hispanic Kids: Walk right in and say, "I'm home!"

American Kids: Are for a while.
Hispanic Kids: Are for life.

American Kids: Will ignore this.
Hispanic Kids: Will forward this