I'm looking at this in a practical way. Tony works at a bank, mykelti is working in retail (maybe still at the pawn shop who knows), both types of businesses are open on Saturdays these days, and they have a mortgage payment now.
Plus they now have a dog, and Tony's circle of family and friends. One thing I know about the Mexican culture that migrated to the US is of the very close family bonds. I don't think the Browns raised their kids that way.