Do your kids ever attempt to get away with something right under your nose, but you know EXACTLY what they’re trying to do? These parents talk about some of the clever, and not so clever things their children were sneaky about. Enjoy!
1. My 3 year old sneaks “candy” from the freezer when I’m not looking. They’re actually frozen peas.
2. The 10-year-old in this household thinks I don’t know he doesn’t always wash his hands after using the toilet. Dude, for it to be believable, you need to run the tap for more than 4 seconds and also wait an extra 5 seconds after turning it off to “dry your hands” before coming out of the bathroom.
3. Sneaking out of her room to “say goodnight to you one more time, mom!”…..
Child please, I know you were trying to sneak your DS back to your room. Kid thinks she’s so smooth.
4. Smoking weed. Guess what, son? You didn’t lose that bag when you were stoned; I found it and smoked it.
5. My 1 year old thinks he’s so sly when he’s full, he acts like he’s gonna put food in his mouth but then throws it. That and when he gets caught messing with something he knows he shouldn’t and he smiles real big, giggles and crawls away from said object as quick as he can.
6. Hiding random snacks in the cloth bins on his bookshelf. He’s 4, and thinks he’s a mastermind. I put them away when he’s asleep, and he slyly restocks without saying a word about where they went. My sister used to hide candy in her windowsill when we were kids, so like nephew like aunt, I guess.
7. My three year old thinks I don’t notice that he sneaks his favorite hot wheels car under pillow before bedtime so he can play with it at night.
8. Not my kid, and “getting away with” is probably the wrong term for it, but my friend’s teenage son thinks he’s “getting away” with being secretly gay.
They have a good relationship and are open about most things, but for whatever reason he’s chosen not to tell his parents about his sexuality yet and obviously thinks they don’t know. Sorry, kiddo – your mum found your porn almost a year ago, and saw you kissing your boyfriend. She knows.
She told me that it’s not an issue in the slightest for her or for her husband, but he’s obviously decided not to tell them for a reason and they’ve chosen to respect that. When he’s ready to tell them he will, is their general stance on it. Until then, they’re going to let him keep thinking he’s hiding it well.
9. I know my three year old is eating frosting in the front closet. I also know she’s the one who’s been drawing on the babies.
10. When my son was in high school, he was dating this train-wreck of a girl that my husband and I hated. He would sneak out of the house late at night, go pick her up at her house, and sneak her in through his bedroom window. He didn’t realize that I had figured it out when I found the kitchen chair in his room, and her footprints on the side of the house. One morning, he had decided to “leave early” for school. I heard him banging around in the kitchen, so I go out to investigate. He’s standing there all nervous, I see her run from the back of the house and hide next to his car. So I just nonchalantly said, “I guess, made out to the car okay. Drive safely and have a good day.”
11. I used to think I was getting away with bad words. When I heard a bad word, I just knew it was bad so I never repeated it near anyone. But at home I would go to my room, shut the door, and start yelling the bad words in weird voices and then I’d walk out like nothing happened. My parents always heard but they thought it was so funny they never told me anything.
12. Eating their dinner. The youngest thinks she’s so slick when she shuffles her food around the plate to create empty spots. Or putting an empty fork in her mouth.
13. They think we don’t know they are giggling when we put them to bed. But as long as they are in bed and are not loud we don’t mind.
14. Not necessarily “getting away with” but my son thinks it is fun to root for the Buffalo Bills because I am a Jets fan. He doesn’t yet realize that this means he is stuck with the Bills for the rest of his life.
He thinks it’s fun to annoy me now, but we’ll see if he is still laughing about it when he is a very sad grown man.
I know being a Jets fan isn’t much better, but at least we would suffer as a family if he was a Jets fan. Now he has to suffer by himself.
15. A lot of times my kids will try to throw away their vegetables during dinner when they think I’m not looking. All the times they get away with it. I’m really just too tired to make a big deal out of it.
16. Masturbating in the bathroom… Turning the shower on doesn’t help, l can still hear the clapping sound.
17. Finally one I can weigh in on! I’m a child psychologist, and last year I was involved with major research on children’s development in regards to moral development which covered aspects of deceit in children.
The results were by no means conclusive, but it was found that in most cases, getting away with small amounts of deceitful behaviour is actually a healthy thing, and an important aspect in the development of morality. Specifically, lies that have no cost to either party, such as not eating all of their vegetables, were found as the most significant in terms of development of neural connections in the anterior lobe, which is also associated with the ability to make quick decisions under pressure and the application of common sense when presented with stimuli that a subject has had no previous experience with.
18. Playing Minecraft while I sleep in on weekends. They’re old enough now to make their own breakfast and stay out of trouble, but playing a game on the tablet is still something they’re supposed to ask to do. They do it anyway, and I don’t say anything because it keeps them busy and I don’t have to break up any fights.
19. My 2 year old sneaks pens off the table.
Soap and water does the trick, every time.
20. My 6 year old niece thinks she can get away with sneaking a cookies and cream chocolate bar (Her favorite) into our shopping basket by holding it under a bag of sour sweet-tarts, which she says are for my brother. I usually say ‘no, we have enough candy in the house’ and have her put both back, or buy both.
My almost 4 year old nephew thinks I don’t know that he asks to borrow my stuffed Xenomorph because it scares his sister. He tells me his T-rex is having a family reunion.
21. That my son poses as young girls and speaks to older men. I haven’t stepped in because this is something for a psychiatrist to assist with. Knowing me I’ll say the wrong thing.
22. If my 2-year-old son knows he is holding something he shouldn’t and I when call his name he will immediately throw it as far away (4 feet) from himself and look at me innocently. I don’t know where he gets his slyness from.
23. Blaming their siblings for something bad. The first one to speak up is always the guilty party.
24. Not feeding the chickens in the morning. You think I’m going to forget about that? Huh? You want my birds to STARVE? You eat those eggs and birds, too, mister. You better make sure THEY get to eat.
25. Not always brushing his teeth. He will go into the bathroom, turn the water on, EVEN OPEN AND CLOSE THE MEDICINE CABINET, but won’t brush his teeth. I know, because his toothbrush is dry as a bone, so he’s not quite that smart about it.
My husband and I do he “eww, what stinks? etc” routine within his earshot and he usually goes and brushes them before we leave, thinking we still don’t know.
26. My 3 year old occasionally slaps his 1 1/2 year old brother on the back in the bath tub when I’m turned around folding a towel or something. He thought he was getting away with it, but he forgot that I have ears, because he’s 3.
So I waited until I heard water ripple, and literally caught him mid swing and gave him an evil stare. He literally fell on his butt and said sorry before I could even react. I was laughing so hard I didn’t even get upset.
He doesn’t do that anymore.
27. My daughter is little over a year old now. For a couple months, she tries to do two things to stay out of trouble. She will immediately bolt if we call her name or come near when she knows she is doing something wrong. Because it makes it ok and she can totally outrun Daddy.
Or, when she does get in trouble she immediately goes in for a kiss. She’s very stingy with kisses and hugs, only gives out cuddles when she’s tired, sick, or not thinking straight. But, she always does when she gets in trouble. It’s like she’s saying, what was that Daddy? I’m not in trouble right? I’m just your little angel and want to give you a quick kiss.
I take advantage of it… And still get on to her.
28. My 1 year old currently thinks that I don’t know when he’s stuffing his food under his legs instead of eating it. The newest is him pretending to scratch the back of his head, while dropping the food behind him.
29. Downloading those “free adult” games on the App Store. Little does our 13 year old know all devices are my App Store login and my old phone is set to auto download apps. As well as iMessage, I see all he says about us and his friends”.
30. During the weekends, mainly Friday evenings, they think we don’t know that when my wife and I go to bed they sneak back into the living room and play video games, when one falls asleep the other keeps playing till he can’t stay up anymore, makes the other get up and go to their respective rooms.
I know because I stay up for about an hour reading or the wife and I are banging, and can see the sliver of light underneath the door when they get up and go to the living room.
We don’t care because, hey, it’s Friday night, they don’t make a mess, stay quite and turn everything off.
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