Just like the land they came from, New Mexican moms are equal parts the best thing that ever happened to us and incredibly difficult to deal with at times. But we wouldn’t be the same chile-loving, crazy hippies we are today without them and all the lessons we learned from them.
Here’s 16 signs that you were raised by a New Mexican mother.
1. You were allowed to run wild.
After school, afternoons, weekends, summer holidays… if you weren’t doing chores, you were out of the house playing in the fields, chilling by the arroyo, heading to your friend’s house, seeing what kinds of crazy stuff you could get into. New Mexican moms weren’t about that helicopter parenting; they turned you out into the neighborhood or countryside to run, have fun, and be a kid.