You Probably Know These 10 Types of Latina Aunts Very, Very Well
The great thing about Latinx families is that from a very early age, you learn to appreciate (and love) the things that make each person unique. No two family members are ever the same!
This especially applies to all of the (many) aunts that make up your family. The one who is incredibly religious coexists nicely with the one who is a party animal, the investigative reporter drills the subtweeter, and so forth. Because regardless of the roles they play within the family, they're family. Scroll ahead for all the types of tías we know and love.
There's the one aunt — everyone has her — who thinks that only what she cooks is nutritious/delicious/appropriate/worthy of consumption. No complaining here though because who's going to turn away perfectly good home-cooked meals?
"Vamos de compras" is this one aunt's catchphrase. Every time you see her, she wants to hit up the mall or the cute boutique store she found during one of her recent shopping trips.
The Investigative Reporter
I mean, that may as well be her official job title. You know that it comes from a place of love, but every single time you see her, she asks you 21 questions, most of them revolving around work, dating, or children, all topics you would probably rather stay away from.
The One Who's a Mama
It doesn't matter if you're actually young enough to be this aunt's child or not; she will, no matter what, treat you like her child. It's wonderful and loving, and you hug them just a little tighter for it.
The One Who's a Party Animal
She is the life of every party; doesn't matter if it's a quinceañera, a bautizo, or your abuela's 80th birthday party, this tía is dancing the night away, drink in hand.
The One Who’s Forever Young
She may be inching closer to her 60s but that doesn't stop this aunt from acting like she's 23, especially when it comes to her emoji use. Oh, the emoji!
The One Whose Relation to You Is a Mystery
You call her tía, you've always known her as tía, and, yet, you have no actual idea how you all are related.
The One Who Created the Subtweet Years Ago
You know the one. The one who would subtweet before there was even Twitter. She'd leave you sitting there wondering if she just complimented you or if you should be incredibly offended.
The One Who Solely Talks About Novelas
There's one topic of conversation for her and it's anything that's on primetime on Univision or Telemundo. The main characters of the novelas she's currently watching are basically her best friends, and you better respect.
The One With a Santo For Everything
She's made a religion out of her religion, and it's in every corner of her house. There are the candles with Mary, the altar of saints, the palms from last year's Palm Sunday. Walking into her place is basically like walking into a smaller version of St. Peter's Basilica.