5 Things I Can't Wait To Say As A Mexican Mom In Quarantine
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To My Future Self, These Are 5 Things I Can't Wait To Say As A Mexican Mom Who Survived Quarantine

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To My Future Self, These Are 5 Things I Can't Wait To Say As A Mexican Mom Who Survived Quarantine
Anna Hernandez-Buces

There are some timeless phrases (like the ever useful, "We have food at home!") but times are a-changing.

This quarantine is my generation's version of "I walked ten miles a day to get to school." So as I continue to try and find the positives during this time, here are five things I can't wait to say when I have kids.

1. "Yo me quedé en casa por dos meses, tu te puedes quedar por una noche!"

"I stayed at home for two months, you can stay in for one night!"

Oh, children of mine, when you ask to go out, you will regret it.

2. "Vete afuera a jugar! Tienes suerte, había un tiempo que nadie podia a salir."

"Go play outside! You're lucky, there was a time when no one could go out!"

Will I guilt my kids into playing in the backyard? You bet I will.

3. "Bored? En mi tiempo, yo estuve en cuarentena por dos meses, yo si estaba bored."

"Bored? In my time, I was in quarantine for two months, I was bored!"

Boredom will not be allowed at my house.

4. "Ponte Vicks! Nadie se va enfermar de ningún virus en esta casa!"

"Put on vicks! No one's getting sick from no virus in this house!"

As we all know, Vicks VapoRub cures all.

5. "Tenemos comida en la casa!"

"We have food in the house!"

And of course, we can never turn back on our roots...because we have food at the house.

We all have to find something to look forward to in the middle of quarantine. That is, expecting this quarantine to end anytime soon.

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