Parents are always curious as to what their kids might be hiding from them, but too much prying can lead to them finding something out they're better off not knowing.
Below are stories of parents who went prying a little too hard, and found out a secret about their child they wish they hadn't
Her father’s reaction!
I used to work for Nokia And Samsung doing mobile phone repairs and some of the stuff I’ve seen has blown my mind, one of my favourites was when a dad brought in his daughters Nokia windows phone and while holding it a text preview came up from a young man saying “God I can’t wait to see your big boobs” The fathers reaction was priceless he just gritted his teeth let us do what we had to do and left, I can only imagine the bollocking she got when he got home.
I got his password, along with a lot of other stuff
So when I was a kid, my dad locked me out of most of the internet with parental controls. I got mad at him and installed a keylogger onto our computer so I could steal his password and go into account settings and change my privileges. I got his password, along with a bunch of love letters he was writing to a woman he was cheating on my mom with.
Things I discovered while looking for my confiscated video games
As a prying child looking for confiscated video games I discovered my mom hides my Gameboy way better than she hides her strap-on.
Just some Naruto and Pikachu things
That my then-14-year-old stepdaughter had a thing for very adult anime videos.
I mean, hey…do your Naruto and Pikachu thing. But dang – you’re the daughter of two IT parents. Delete your browser history!
I definitely ate a flower once
My 5-year-old daughter was riding in the back seat auto babbling away. Eventually, she said, “Daddy, I don’t think you know this, but when I was young, I used to pick up little bits of things off the floor and put them in my mouth.”
“Really? What kind of things, sweetie?”
“Pieces of paper, fuzzies, things like that.”
A thoughtful look crossed her face like she was trying to make a really difficult decision that would determine her fate. Finally, she settled on honesty and said:
“…and I definitely ate a flower once.”
She just straightened them out into a neat stack
My kids aren’t quite old enough to ruin my view of their innocence yet, but when I was a kid my grandma found my rather hefty porn stash under the bathroom counter one day while cleaning. (had my own small bathroom at the time)
I got really embarrassed about it until I realized that she just straightened them out into a neat stack and never said a word about it to me to this day. Hell of an old lady.
Full frontal photo of this poor kid
Wasn’t my child but I used to work in a phone shop and I was transferring this kids photos to his new phone. It was the first of that model I sold and little did I know it had a pre-installed app that showed a ‘gallery’ on the second homepage after you swiped right, I was explaining how to use it and the default image the gallery function decided to select was a full frontal nude photo of this poor kid’s junk.
I’m just checking if it works
Not a parent, but when I was about 15 and in the process of fapping my mom came into my room without knocking, I was so shocked and at a loss for words, all I could say in reaction was: “I’m just checking if it works!”, not sure how that could have changed the situation in any way. Needless to say, she always knocked before coming into my room after that little incident.
My friend’s Dad walks into him watching porn and he accidentally clicked a gay porn advertisement. His dad awkwardly closed the door and will forever think his son is secretly gay.
I was once really hungry, so I ate a banana in the shower and threw the banana peel on the shower floor.
Dad found it later and asked me, quite angrily, what debauchery I was up to with a banana in the shower.
He probably thought I was shoving it up my backside.
Webcam show’s for everyone
Actually found this out from a neighbor who frequented Omegle (I believe that’s what it’s called, where you webcam chat with strangers) and apparently stumbled onto my daughter and her friend put on a show…skin and all. I had no idea what to do.
Not really the prying type… But grabbed my 9-year-old daughter’s tablet to show her how to get to her Gmail inbox using her web browser. Her email client was misbehaving.
There were like 7 open tabs of porn, and her web search history had a “boys peeing” search…
Shocked me and the wife, she’s 9. That was when we decided it was time for a bit of anatomical and reproduction info…
Which, of course, fell to me. My wife was thoroughly incapable.
Hmm, where do kids come from
Not a prying parent, but a prying kid. My father had a porno on the DVR and thought I was too young to know how to work it. Surprise surprise, I found it and had a major moment when I found out what a vagina looked like. I always thought women had penises too and gave birth through their butts. Shocking to say the least.
My younger brother found it later on, had a panic attack so bad he fainted.
12-year-old’s golden fetish
Golden shower vids on Pornhub in my 12-year-old’s browser history.
I’m not a prying parent, but I am a prying child. I discovered the kind of porn my mom is into by seeing what windows she had open in her phone’s browser. She now knows what incognito mode is.
They were actually mine
While I never pried, I was placing clean laundry into my son’s dresser drawers when I spied several hot lesbo porn magazines. Problem was, they were mine. And I wasn’t yet out of the closet. And I was still married to his dad. Yeah.
That ain’t me
My mum went into my msn chat logs when I went to go live with my dad (I was not a savvy rebel, forgot to check ‘don’t save’) and found all my cybering, I was like 14. She said it was way worse than the ‘I hate my parents’ type of stuff.
You guys should break up
My very conservative mother opened my follow up letter from the abortion clinic. Rather than ask me about it she showed my boyfriend in private in an attempt to break us up.
Everyone should know ‘How to’
I found out they don’t know how to use private browsing on the iPhone, and had all their history saved. The fact they didn’t know ‘how to’ disappointed me more than the actual history.
I have a habit of falling asleep on being too tired
Well, this is from my perspective, not my parents but I know it still probably was awkward. I have a habit of falling asleep on being too tired. I even fall asleep while enjoying some porn. Mom came in to wake me up, found me butt naked, face down, with porn playing on my phone.
Two decades later I still cringe when I remember it.
My mum did find a letter I wrote to my boyfriend (before the days of internet and texting) where I described how I was going to give him a blowjob. Couldn’t look her in the eye for weeks, even tried to pass it off as English homework! I was fourteen at the time. Two decades later I still cringe when I remember it.
because I think i am smart
When I was probably 16 I took a picture of my hard on to send to a chick I met online. With my mom’s computer. I thought I was so smart by putting it in a folder inside a folder with several empty folders.
That moment when your printer suddenly works
My brother was trying to print out some porn pictures once, and the printer wasn’t working.
When my dad turned the computer on the next day, the picture immediately printed.
Just chilling and playing cards on the coffee table
This is about parents:
One time in high school I came home on a night where I had said I would be staying at a friend’s playing. Walked into the living room to see a porno on the 50″ TV screen. But they weren’t even watching, they were just chilling and playing cards on the coffee table while a girl blew some guy in the background. I make ridiculous amounts of noise when I come in nowadays.
It’s better to stay shut sometimes
Used to torrent porn because that was all I knew to do. One day I open my torrent client and see it already downloading several kinky vids. I assume it’s just the client being spammy and gross, so I delete the files and proceed on to my vanilla multi-gig downloads.
The next day my dad sits me down and says I should watch out for the upstairs computer because it “has been acting up” or something. Says he is aware it has downloaded some gross stuff, but he immediately says he knows it wasn’t me. His confidence that it wasn’t me surprises me, and that’s when I realize it was his. I guess he saw that somebody deleted the files and panicked thinking that I was judging him, so he had to come up with a story about how the computer does that stuff on its own so I would know it wasn’t him.
If he hadn’t said anything, that’s what I would have assumed.
Nephew’s taste for hentai
I was trying to take a picture on my nephew’s phone and discovered he had a taste for intense hentai.
Even though I put small piece of tape on all the cupboard doors
My mother “accidentally” found my brother’s dope plants in a house he and I shared when she “popped round for a visit” while we were out. Her line was that she went to put something away and – lo and behold – it just happened to be the cupboard my brother has stashed his plants in.
When I said it couldn’t have been an accident, as I’d placed a small piece of tape on all the cupboard doors in the house and every single one had been opened, she flew into a rage, carping on about how she couldn’t trust my brother and that’s why she had to check every cupboard. But more to the point, that my trick with the cupboards was a low and despicable act and I should be ashamed of myself.
So when I then explained that I’d lied, that I hadn’t put tape anywhere, but I appreciated her new honesty regarding snooping through the flat, things strangely didn’t get any better after that.
I hated that he felt that way and I hated that I found it
We adopted one of our kids and he is biracial, while the rest of the family is white.
Back when he was in 2nd grade, I found a writing assignment that the kids had to do. They essentially had to write three things they would wish for if they had a genie. One of the things he wrote was “I wish I was white.”
That really hit me hard. I thought we had done ‘enough’ to incorporate his racial/cultural background. It wasn’t something we just ignored. It hurt to see that he didn’t want to be who he was and that we had something to do with that. I hated that he felt that way and I hated that I found it.
In hindsight, however, I am glad I found it. It opened up the dialogue even more and our son revealed that he wanted to move somewhere where he wasn’t one of the only black kids. We did end up moving to a much more diverse area a few years later and I love it here.
My son is now in middle school and is pretty comfortable talking about racial identity. As much as it hurt finding the paper, I think it was beneficial to get it out in the open.
Then I thought of deleting some junk file
My little brother was young and had to for figure out why the PC was so slow. I told him it was slow because it was old, not because of a virus. Then I thought of deleting some junk file. Well, I went to the search history and found Minecraft porn with some more such stuff. I deleted the history and have yet to tell anyone but some friends.
I went through my mom’s phone once in my entire life and I’ve regretted it since. When I was about 10 y.o. I was on my mom’s phone and looked at her text messages with my dad. She asked him if he wanted her to bring anything home for dinner and he replied “vagina”
Never touched my parent’s phones since.
Note: Some of the comments have been rewritten for clarity.