You know the ones in which the punchline is a mom chasing after her child with a chancla, or calling him a pendejo in response to anything or manipulative saying “¿no me quieres?” (you don’t love me?) when a child doesn’t want to share with them, give them a kiss, or hug them.
And even if we felt uncomfortable about it, we probably laughed when we saw it. Survivor’s humor is a real thing.
But as we’ve had our own kids, we’ve come to realize that those jokes really aren’t funny. And we’re recognizing that being on the receiving end of such behaviors hurt us and impacted us in ways that we’re still unpacking today.
And there’s no way in hell that we’ll do the same to our children. Not us.
We’re done with the verbal, emotional, and psychological chancletazos we received growing up.
We want more connection.
We want more expressed love.
We want to #EndChanclaCulture.