Even if you don’t want to. They just do things and say things and it makes you want to scream and fight your entire family and maybe curse them out; but you don’t. And you let your anger subside and then you like them for 5 minutes and then they’re saying something ridiculous again.
That’s just the way family works though. And you have to love it. Because you know that you say things not everyone agrees with, but they still love you.
If you guys didn’t know, my parents are divorced and I’m mixed. I’m half Cuban and half Lao (like in LOU-d; that’s from Laos in Asia. Right next to Thailand. Know where I’m talking about now? Yeaahhh). And then my Cuban dad has two sisters and they both married non-Cubans. One reproduced with a white guy and the other with a black guy. And then, we have my Lao mom who has two brothers. One has no kids and one also produced hispanic-asian babies by marrying a Colombian. So, my family pretty much covered the whole rainbow.
My Cuban family is mean as hell! Okay, they’re not mean, they just do what I guess normal families do, which is pick on one another, but I don’t like it. I’m a sensitive little thing. They really do not understand that the things they say may hurt someone’s feelings. But they’re all like that, so they’re used to it. I guess I’m the only one who has a problem with it. And I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised if people outside the family felt the same way or have ever been told something that hurt their feelings. So, they don’t really mean to be mean, but they are. But in all honesty, if it’s not about me then I’m right there with them chuckling. Not laughing because I still feel bad.
The Asians? They have a nicer kind of humor. But we still do things like laugh at my uncle’s strong accent or we’ll also laugh at the quirks that hide within people.
But I guess that’s why you gotta love family. Not many understand your inside jokes. Not many understand the traditions. Not many understand even why you may be yelling at someone not even 3 feet away or why Abuelo farting is so amusing and funny. Not many understand that they might not mean to hurt your feelings and to not take it personally. Even if you do forget all of that sometimes, too. Family all get on each other’s nerves, but you know, “whatever”.
Lao-sy Cuban 4 eva. ❤