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I can tell you with absolute certainty that when you are invited to dinner at an Hispanic home you will NOT be done and out the door by 9:00pm. Dinners and social get togethers are an EXPERIENCE.
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An aperitivo to start, then a big meal with laughter, story telling, plenty of wine and right when many think it’s over — it’s actually just BEGINNING. The sobremesa — which literally means “over the table” can take you into the late hours and believe me, THIS is where the memories and the true bonding with family and friends happens.
Think you can get away because you have kids? NO. They have been set up in a different room with dinner, games, movies and allowed to stay up late. When they do give in to sleep, they are accommodated on a bed or sofa while you, the adult, continue the good time.
This is a sponsored video post in collaboration with Target and MamásLatinas. All stories and untranslatable moments are my own.
I grew up this way — hearing my parents and their friends tell stories and laughing while the mellow tunes of Julio Iglesias, Roberto Carlos and José Luis Perales played in the background. My brother and I crouching by our bedroom door to listen in and inadvertently inhaling cigarette smoke that crept in and wishing I could be old enough to join them or have my own carrete en casa.
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