January 7, 2012 | in Nanny
Kids are really lousy at keeping secrets so this list could possibly be endless. They may think its fun to keep a secret for a short while, but it doesn’t take much prodding to get them to spill the beans. Though no secret is safe with a child, there are some they find impossible to keep. There are some situations where the truth will surface no matter what. Here are 10 secrets kids can’t possibly keep.
- Broke something – If a kid breaks something, there’s no way they can keep it a secret forever. Chances are they won’t be able to fix it and if they throw it away, it’ll come up missing at some point. Hey kids, if you break something, better fess up right away because you’re going to be found out eventually.
- Lost a tooth – Even if a child wanted to keep losing a tooth secret, it would be impossible to pull off. The first time they cracked a smile the evidence would be clear. There’s no way they can hide that gap until the permanent tooth comes in to fill it.
- Mommy’s pregnant – Mothers may want to keep their new pregnancy secret for a while by asking the kids not to tell. Even if one of her current children doesn’t blurt it out right away, the condition will become obvious over time. This is a secret that would be impossible to keep under wraps forever.
- Ate something – Kids who eat something when they’re not supposed to will not be able to keep it secret. There’s no way to un-eat something, and the missing food will eventually be discovered. Sneaky children who think their parents won’t miss one little cookie may get away with it until they get greedy. Don’t try it kids. You’ll always get caught.
- Secret love – Youngsters find it impossible to keep quiet about secret loves no matter whether it’s one of their friends, siblings or themselves. If there’s a budding secret romance, kids are going to let the cat out of the bag eventually. Juicy secrets like that are impossible for kids to keep.
- Gifts – Don’t ever expect kids to keep a gift secret. The power of that knowledge is just too strong to keep bottled up. If you’ve got a present for someone and want to keep it secret, don’t let any kids know about it or you’re doomed.
- Other’s misbehavior – Kids who are always getting into trouble for doing something wrong won’t pass up a chance to rat on someone else. If you make a mistake, don’t expect children to keep it a secret. They’ll be telling the first person they see.
- Accomplishments – Children will never be able to keep quiet about major accomplishments. Whether it’s winning a race or getting good grades, kids won’t be able to keep it secret. Parents may try to keep them from bragging about themselves, but they’ll be fighting a losing battle.
- Fights – Kids who get into fights will find it impossible to keep secret. Bruises, cuts, scrapes and torn clothes are going to be dead giveaways. Parents aren’t going to buy the “fell off the swing” story forever.
- Stole something – Young hooligans who steel stuff aren’t going to be able to keep it secret forever. Parents are eventually going to find out. Money missing from wallets and purses along with various items that mysteriously appear in their kid’s possession are going to tip them off eventually.
So let this be a lesson to all you kids out there. Don’t try to get away with keeping secrets. You’ll eventually get caught and make the consequences worse for yourself. And as for adults; don’t let kids know anything you want kept a secret. Your privileged information will be about as safe as a stray cat on a freeway. Children just don’t have the self-control to keep things bottled up for very long. This is just fine, because we don’t want kids keeping secrets anyway.
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