If we become our parents, then living with Mami has sealed my fate. My almond-shaped eyes have sunken in a bit, just like Mami’s. My nose has grown thinner, replacing the round stub that I hated as a child, just like Mami’s. And as she sits on our long tangerine couch, watching telenovelas, I notice her scowl, thin lips turned upside down.
“Lla no ay nada que ver en la television!” she utters with disdain.
Something I often say when watching reality TV, which I continue watching despite my disgust…just like Mami.
Oh, the similarities!
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