I visit my parents every week to see how they are, and for them to see how I am. We’re a traditional family, where phones are not allowed at the table until we finish eating. At that point, my parents show us their favorite youtube videos of newborn babies and funny animals. We talk about work, and our lives, and gossip. I come from a family that left El Salvador in the early 80’s. Being a tight-knit family of 9, when one family member moves, the rest of the family eventually moves to be closer. At this point, our family makes up more than 30 people. They all live within a 20 minute radius of each other. My cousins are now having children, making our family even bigger.
One night, my mom was talking about a great deal she received in the mail. They were offering to buy her car at double the blue-book value as long as she bought a new car. She was thrilled! She was getting ready to call them up the next day and sign the papers.