1. No sacar los trapitos en el sol.
The number one thing every child of a Mexican mother should never do is publicize the family’s business. So, this article is probably the last thing my mother wants for Mother’s Day. Oops. Sorry, Mami.
2. In fact, your biggest fear in life must always be becoming a sinvergüenza.
A Mexican-American friend of mine used to joke “Mexicans spend their whole lives fearing embarrassment.” A Mexican mother’s “Eres una sin vergüenza” stings so deeply that it will ingrain guilt as a basic function during your daily decision-making. Couple that with the hardcore Catholicism, and when it comes to a guilt-free existence, children of Mexican mothers don’t stand a chance.