We all have that one secret we won't tell anyone, including our parents. Here are few secrets revealed by kids that they'll never tell their parents.
An Unwelcome Surprise
“The time I found their ‘home movie’ when I was looking for something to enjoy alone… :(” Source
A Long Term Secret
“My grandmother had a collection of fairly expensive rings and when she died she left one to every woman in the family. I was 13 and told not to wear mine out of the house because it was a bit loose on me. I did and lost it within a month of her death. Every now and then my mom asks about it and I’m just like ‘yeah it’s in a box in one of my drawers, I don’t wear it because I don’t want to lose it.'” Source
Vigilante Dad Justice
“My sister had an abusive boyfriend. I found out one day from a mutual friend (her roommate) that was worried about her and came to tell me. I ask her about it she denied it, she had marks she made up excuse for (she said she fell at the gym).
So that night I decided I would have a talk with this asshole (by talk i mean scare the living sh*t out of him with a bat).
What I did not know was that my dad heard me and friend talk about it in the garage. I got to the apartment my sister and our mutual friend share to find my father had beaten up abusive asshole to a pulp with a coffee mug. Guy was cut all over the face & crying. I helped dad clean up the place with the roommate. The 3 of us never told my sister what my Dad did. The guy called her up and broke up with her, we never saw him again. Later she confess he abused her but taught her threats of her calling the cops pushed and got him away.” Source
Can Dogs Keep a Secret?
“My dog ate a whole pot cookie I left out once. My mom thought the neighbors tried to poison my dog by throwing something in a Ziploc bag over the fence since the poor pup was falling over and ‘fainting’. In reality the pup stole my Friday night from me.” Source
A Compassionate Grandfather
“My mom used to yell at me and my siblings. Most of the time things got physical and that sucked. When I was little, my grandpa was watching me and my brother. We fell over and broke my sisters violin. My grandpa told my mom that he accidentally sat on it. I didn’t understand why until I learned how abusive my mom was.” Source
Spain, Jail, Close Enough
“I was sentenced to 1 month for DUI and the month I was supposed to do my sentence happened to be at the same time as I was actually going to Spain for a month. So instead of traveling to Spain, I went to jail. No questions ever asked from my family. Now, I knew my friends would notice, so I had to tell them and they were the best and helped me keeping this a secret. I had them post fake Instagram pictures for me. This was the first (and last) time I had ever been into any trouble. Most awkward bit was to figure out excuses for not driving the following year. I’m from Norway btw, so sorry if I messed up prison/jail.” Source
A Scary Situation
“That I got lost in the woods hiking. The police had to rescue me. It was a whole big scene. I texted them with the little battery life I had on my phone and told them I was staying at a friends, so that they wouldn’t worry. The police eventually found me, and I got home at 5AM. They thought I was at a friends, and I’ve never told them the story. As soon as I realized I was lost, I immediately called the police. I lied to my parents because I didn’t want them to freak out, and I needed the phone battery to talk to the people trying to find me.” Source
When Asking Starts to Hurt
“My parents are divorced and my mum used to tell me to ask my dad for money, for my hobbies, activities, etc. I never told her I stopped doing that when I was 15 because I was told that I was the reason his wife couldn’t buy herself anything nice. It was/is all complete and utter bullsh*t.” Source
There’s Always a Kid Like This
“When I was in primary school I was playing tag and thought it would be a good idea to go through the out of bounds area. Unfortunately there was a small rabbit hole or something that I tripped on and then fell and cut my forehead on a rock just on my hairline. Unaware of how bad the injury was, I just continued playing and at some point I ran past a teacher on duty and she said I had to go to the nurse (there was apparently blood dripping down my face). Turns out I had to get three stitches. Naturally, Worksafe were all over this sh*t. They had to know how something so serious could have occurred, and asked me to take them to where it happened. I was really scared and couldn’t tell them I went out of bonds because I couldn’t get in trouble. So I told them that I didn’t really remember but would have a look anyway. Turns out that I found a bolt sticking out of a pole and blamed that. Worksafe audited the whole school and found several more, so we were not allowed outside at lunchtime until it was fixed. The only problem was that the people who came to fix it, couldn’t start for a week. So every day for a week we were stuck in classrooms at lunch and recess time, all because of me. Still haven’t told my parents. Basically I went out of bounds at school and caused everyone to be kept inside at lunchtime for a week.” Source
Keeping Mom’s Secret
“As an adult I was visiting my Mom. She was divorced from her 2nd husband and at the time she had a ‘roommate’. One day they were at work and I answered the phone in my Mom’s bedroom since it was the closest phone to me at the time. I needed to take a message and opened the top drawer of the nightstand on instinct to find a piece of paper. Big mistake. Right on top was a double sided dildo, a Hustler magazine on top of a stack of Hustlers, and a love letter to her roommate. Trust me when I say that I only read the first sentence or so and put it back in the drawer. Here we are almost 20 years later, lives with a different woman now, she’s never come out of the closet, I’ve never outed her and never will. It’s her decision. I love her no matter what and I think I’ll call her today because it’s been a couple weeks.” Source
An Awkward Moment, and Typo
“I didn’t slip in the shower. My girlfriend fell through the wall when I was banging her.” Source
Never Buy a Waterbed
“I broke my moms waterbed having sex, the same night she came home really drunk and when she woke up in the morning she thought she did and didn’t remember.” Source
Ridin’ the Bus
“I skipped college for like 4 months I was studying to become an english translator. The first month there was so f**king bad, I couldn’t stand the subjects, and as I hadn’t finished high school yet (exams left), I could not keep going to college anyways.
So I spent the next months pretending I was going to class, while actually taking really long bus trips back and forth and reading books near the river. It’s the douchiest thing I’ve done and I can’t let my parents know. It was a public college anyways, but my parents wanted me to get a degree and a job as fast as possible. We’re pretty poor and have been without internet since my parents divorced (posting from my phone).” Source
An International Teenage Romance
“I am from the UK, when I was 16 I was holidaying in Mexico and ended up banging this American girl. Flew home and obviously thought that’s that, we literally live thousands of miles away I’ll never hear from her again. I’m 25 now and two years ago I got a message on Facebook from her saying that she got pregnant and had the baby and that I have a son, she sent me some pictures and he does actually look like me. I wouldn’t even consider telling my parents about this until I have absolute proof that the kid is mine, but even then it would break their hearts to know they have a 9 year old grandson they never saw. At the minute I’m kind of just playing it by ear. Here’s An Update: While I appreciate the sentiment of most of your comments please try and appreciate the difficulty of my situation. Being this far away really does cause a lot of problems and it’s just scary to be honest, however, the majority of you were right I did need to do something so I went and found an American company that will collect a DNA sample from me in London and then conduct the paternity test in the US and send the results individually to both me and her so I guess I really did just need to get off my a** and do something. I suppose I’ll be finding out sooner rather than later.” Source
The Merits of Bumper Stickers
“When I was like 10-12 I threw a soccer trophy at my door during a tantrum. It put a hole in my side, but not all the way through.
I stuck a bumper sticker for my favorite college team over it. I’m 28 and it’s still there.” Source
There’s Always a Reason to Live
“That I was about to commit suicide but didn’t simply because I was afraid it would fail and I would end up severely handicapped.” Source
Keeping a Secret to Keep Up Hope
“When I was a junior in college, I lived off campus with five other guys in a shady neighborhood. One Tuesday night while a few of us were high and watching tv, a couple thugs busted our door, broke in, and robbed us at gunpoint. They were looking for a drug dealer. It turns out they had the wrong house; the dude from whom everyone at school bought their weed, coke, and pills lived one house over. (None of us ratted him out because that would’ve brought more trouble) These guys tore our place apart looking for our nonexistent stash, and when they couldn’t find anything, they grabbed some random worthless decorations, getting antsy to bounce. One of my roommates- big, burly, but usually reserved- grabbed one of the guys as they were leaving. He must’ve snapped. The thug turns around and lets two shots fly that both hit my friend: one in the leg, the other in the gut.
He lived but was in the hospital recuperating for a month. None of us were able to recover from what happened, so after the short, fruitless investigation was over, we withdrew from school and went home. I stayed until the end of the semester. When I went home, I just told my parents that I wanted to transfer to a school closer to home. I never told them why I made that decision. I have two younger brothers. I didn’t want my parents to be afraid to send them away to school; I didn’t want my brothers to be afraid to leave home and explore.” Source
Shooting the Fridge
“Here’s my brother’s story. Less than a year after he bought his house (with considerable help from our parents), he and a friend were looking at a gun in his living room. Being young and careless, his buddy pulled the trigger, blowing a nice, big hole in the refrigerator our parents bought for bro. It was a nice fridge, too. After promptly shtting himself, he and the friend hauled a* to a local second-hand appliance store, and bought a reasonably similar-looking fridge, which stands in his kitchen to this day.” Source
It’s Not Technically Illegal
“I had sex with my cousin when we were in high school. Twice. I actually went to high school four times: freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior years. It was very much consensual. It occurred after no longer being able to ignore sexual tension while hanging out together (just the two of us; great friendship; eventually got aroused). We lived under the same roof for a couple of years.” Source