If you remember any, or all of these things, your parents were definitely Latino.
1. There's a room/couch/item in your house you're only allowed to use for special occasions, in addition to your special occasion shoes, dress, and medias — the hideous ones with the lace on them.
2. There's plastic on some piece (or every piece) of furniture in your home.
3. There's a photo of la Virgen, Jesus, or a cross hanging on the wall, even if you're not very religious.
4. You ask your parents/grandparents/elders for a "bendicion" when you arrive or leave the house. It's a sign of respect.
5. Your first apartment has to be "cleansed" before you move in because your abuela will not tolerate you living in a house full of evil spirits.
6. Your home is full of candles.
7. Salsa is a must-have condiment in the house at all times or any sort of picante.
8. Your house smells like food all the time, and mami seems to start cooking at 8 a.m. daily.
9. You're shocked when you meet someone who's never heard of Adobo or Sazon. WTF is seasoned salt?
10. You have red wine with your dinner even if you're just 12 years old because it's good for your corazón, mami says.
11. You've been drinking café con leche since you were in diapers and you usually pair it with pan con mantequilla for breakfast.
12. Your mami has been making café with this since you were born:
13. Your abuela started feeding you solids when you were 4 months old, never mind what the doctor had to say about it. Gerber doesn't have half the nutrition her sancocho does.
14. You grew up on shows like Primer Impacto and Sabado Gigante and your lifetime dream is to meet Don Francisco.
15. You greet everyone with a kiss on the cheek and a handshake is considered rude.
16. There's ALWAYS Vicks VapoRub in your cabinet, because it cures everything.
17. You also own all of these Latin beauty products, especially our all-time favorite feminine wash, Lemisol, because mami wouldn't dare spend her money on esta mierda Summer's Eve.
18. You know it's time to clean up when mami puts on some Eddie Santiago or Frankie Ruiz, and she simultaneously dances while sweeping.
19. You know you're in deep shit when your mom whips out "la chancleta," or she just uses anything else in her hand, wooden spoons, etc.
20. When you walk out of your house sans makeup, your abuela gives you the look of death. Because, mija, you'll never meet a man with those ojeras!
21. Everyone in your family has a weird nickname. Like Bibi, Changi, and Bebo. You literally never call anyone by their real name.
22. Every time you walk by a church, you have to make the sign of a cross, otherwise it's bad luck and disrespectful.