What's the Most Shocking Thing Your Kids Don't Know About You?

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Okay... your turn. What's the Most Shocking Thing Your Kids Don't Know About You?

And, if you don't have kids, what's the most shocking thing your friends don't know about you?


This should be fun.


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  • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
    I would have to say it would be that I was engaged to another man before their father.


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    • Profile picture of the author WalkingCarpet
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      Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

      I would have to say it would be that I was engaged to another man before their father.


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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        Just because someone asks me a question doesn't mean I feel a need to answer it

        The things I don't tell my kids are not likely to be things I tell on a public forum...
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        • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
          Claude told me never to tell anyone about his male stripping days at the Y.M.C.A, so true to my word, I shall not elaborate any further. ( don't worry, there is a keyword in this post, and when he reads it, he is hypnotized to forget it's contents.)
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          Just because someone asks me a question doesn't mean I feel a need to answer it

          The things I don't tell my kids are not likely to be things I tell on a public forum...

          LOL Kay!

          I guess I don't have anything quite that shocking in my past, haha!


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        • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
          Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

          The things I don't tell my kids are not likely to be things I tell on a public forum...
          no kidding! Some things are not for public consumption and some of us really value privacy and discretion - there are already things I have regretted posting in public forums as it is
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      • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
        Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

        Yeah, it is true.

        I was very young, naive, and impressionable and he was very wealthy, but lacking in everything else so it didn't last long.


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          Originally Posted by MissTerraK View Post

          Yeah, it is true.

          I was very young, naive, and impressionable and he was very wealthy, but lacking in everything else so it didn't last long.


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          • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
            Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

            What if I was your son pretending to be a Walking Carpet from Sri Lanka???
            Impossible. Hubby was my first and last.

            Now go lie down, I think you're getting a high fever along with that bowel trouble.

            I rephrased that...


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    I would have to say it's that im their father! Wait I don't have kids so that would be pretty hard, well I hope i don't!!
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I'm with Kay ... if I wouldn't tell my kids, I wouldn't tell the whole world on a public forum.
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  • Profile picture of the author TimPhelan
    You first, Joe.
    Originally Posted by Joe Mobley View Post

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    What's the Most Shocking Thing Your Kids Don't Know About You?

    And, if you don't have kids, what's the most shocking thing your friends don't know about you?


    This should be fun.


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      That at one point in my Life I was actually cool
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      • Profile picture of the author HeySal
        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        That at one point in my Life I was actually cool
        That would be way hard for me to hide from my niece and nephew. It's just impossible to hide.

        Of course, I don't have kids - but I can't think of anything I could tell them that would shock them if I did. Maybe my disco era with the satin and stilettos would be out of character enough to be a surprise to them. Almost flunking out of high school after being permanent Dean's list through college. I don't know if any of that falls into the "shocking" category, though.

        I felt like I've had a pretty exciting life up until this thread. Now I feel all normal and stuff. Sigh.
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        • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
          Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

          Almost flunking out of high school after being permanent Dean's list through college. I don't know if any of that falls into the "shocking" category, though.
          I think it would be shocking to your kids that you went to college before you went to high school.
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          • Profile picture of the author HeySal
            Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

            I think it would be shocking to your kids that you went to college before you went to high school.
            Oh nice. Now I have to pay attention to what I type, too, huh? That's a lot of pressure for a chick that barely made it out of high school, ya think?

            I thought about going back to HS but figured I'd melt down being in a whole room of kids every day, so -- college actually was after high school.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by discrat View Post

        That at one point in my Life I was actually cool
        Yeah, that is hard to believe.
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        • Profile picture of the author positivenegative
          Originally Posted by Dennis Gaskill View Post

          Yeah, that is hard to believe.
          And you?

          Looking at that fancy beard I guess it would be that you once went to a fancy dress party as an armpit . . . without having to hire a costume.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
            Originally Posted by positivenegative View Post

            And you?

            Looking at that fancy beard I guess it would be that you once went to a fancy dress party as an armpit . . . without having to hire a costume.
            Nope . . . I poured a can of motor oil over my head and went as a dipstick. :p
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      My kids would be shocked that I am their father.

      Of course, the shocking part to me would be that I have kids.


      Originally Posted by TimPhelan View Post

      You first, Joe.

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    Probably that I did 95% of the things I tell them not to do...
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  • Profile picture of the author Floyd Fisher
    If I didn't want you to know, why would I post it on this forum?
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    • Profile picture of the author Joe Mobley
      Interesting to see so many people stop by to say...

      that they have nothing to say.


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      • Profile picture of the author lanfear63
        Originally Posted by Joe Mobley View Post

        Interesting to see so many people stop by to say...

        that they have nothing to say.


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        I'm jotting down their names as we speak.

        Me, whatever my secrets, I don't think a bunch of cats would be that bothered.
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    To be honest, for the most part my life has been an open book to my kids.

    I've gone thru sooo many character-building thingees.... it would be a shame if they didn't benefit from learning from my mistakes!!

    What surprised them the most is the fact they can talk to me about anything and I don't judge; I present both sides of the equation. Sex, drugs, LGBT, politics, racism, cutting, social anxiety, fetishes, bullying, etc.etc.etc.....

    There has yet to be a topic they felt uncomfortable approaching me. And some of them, yep.... doozies indeed.
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