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   Posted 12/10/2009 10:07 PM (GMT -7)   
OK, so we all know we have to be good boys and girls this time of year, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or maybe nothing at all...we still need to be able to face ourselves in the mirror each day. (I know, scary thought, But what about those deep dark secrets that not even your parents found out about??? Well, this is a good time of year to fess up! No, you don't have to tell anyone else but your friends here on Healing Well and you can be sure we won't tell on you. Hey, fellow HW friends don't rat each other out!! OK, everyone do the secret handshake. Raise your hand and ... o/. OK, your secret is safe.

So, do you have a secret with a sibling, friend or just by yourself that your parents never found out about? Never, ever and you are sure??? If you don't have one they never found out, then what secret DID they find out but didn't tell you til years later??? Time to share with your buddies just how evil we really tongue wink

I do remember when I was very small, before I started kindergarten, and it's one of my very first memories, so I was probably near 5 years old. My mom was a smoker and it was in the 'dark ages' when no one knew about second hand smoke or anything. She was sitting at the table with her morning coffee and cigarette. I was standing beside her when she excused herself to go to the bathroom. Well, there I was and beside me in the ashtray was that interesting cigarette that was lit and burning slowly. Mom thought it was mighty good and looked so mature and all so I thought I'd give it a try. Why not???

Oh my Lord in Heaven!! I thought I would die on the spot. shocked I coughed and gasped for air but no way could I let mother find out. I would be busted big time. I didn't know why just that we weren't supposed to touch 'adult' stuff and smoking was adults thing. When mother came back I pretended like nothing had happened at all, but I'm sure she could tell. I disappeared upstairs to my bedroom and nothing was ever said. Wow, I had pulled it off! Why in the world did mom like those things anyway??!! I have never become a smoker and possibly because of that first encounter which was like a near death least when you're

What youthful secret are you still hiding or laughing about?

Chutzie <hack, cough just thinking of it
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   Posted 12/11/2009 9:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow Chutzie,

Deep dark secrets... This is a tough one, though I am sure that there are many on my part. I kept a lot from her. But one that comes to mind was a hicky that I had on my neck, well, a little lower I guess. She noticed it and I lied about it. I told her it was a rash that I kept scratching. I don't know if she ever caught on, but the subject was left alone after that. But boy did I feel guilty for lieing. Like I say though I am sure that there were more.

My mom was a heavy smoker, I never stole any cigs from her, but did start smoking and have ever since. Well I did quit for four years and stupidly picked the habit back up.

Interesting topic Chutzie...

Deepest darkest secrets... lol... I guess I have many. lol...

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   Posted 12/11/2009 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   

Is that all you guys did???  confused   Well, when I got my driver's license, back in the Ice Ages, it was just a thick piece of paper...kind of like a movie ticket.  There was no picture and it wasn't coated in plastic like they are today.  Your name, date of birth, color of eyes, etc. were typed on the paper. 

My boyfriend was five years older than me.  (That's another secret my parents never found out aboutdevil )  We wanted to go dancing and there was only one place in town to go to but you had to be 18 to get in because there was a bar there, too.  Sooo, I told my parents that I lost my license.  They called the license bureau and I got another one.  I took the first license and carefully altered my year of birth on it.  nono I didn't dare use a typewriter because different typewriters had slightly different letters.  So I used a #2 pencil.  I was a nervous wreck when I tried to use it because they scanned it under a light but I obviously did a great job!  Heheh  We went dancing many times...and only drank Coke.  Mom and Dad never had a clue.  smilewinkgrin 


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   Posted 12/11/2009 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Wow Sherrine,

You were sneaky. I never dreamed that you would do that. I hope that you had fun at the dance though. That sounds like a lot of fun!!!

Take care my friend.

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   Posted 12/11/2009 4:10 PM (GMT -7)   
My friend was spending the night and we came in 15 minutes past curfew because the movie got out a bit later than we thought. This was way before cell phones and I thought we'd make it in time, plus, stopping at a pay phone would have made me even later.

My mom decided to lock me out. I had a copy of her car key that she didn't know about so we sat in the car for a while because it was only about 30 degrees. I decided to drive over to my dad's house so we could get some sleep and I figured he'd blast my mom for locking us out. When we got to my dad's house, no one was home so we waited all night in the car in front of his house. We're lucky we didn't get CO2 poisoning.

We couldn't go to my friend's house because then her mom wouldn't have let her come over again.

We waited there all night and finally went back to my mom's house in time to go to school. We parked the car back in the same spot and that's when I realized that my dad had spent the night at my mom's house! We were actually pretty good kids so we went to school instead of skipping the day.

No one ever found out.

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   Posted 12/11/2009 7:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, I'm with Sherrine about pretending to be older! I started going out to nightclubs when I was - embarrassed cough - 14. :) BUT, I WAS a really good kid. Straight As, no behavior problems. My reason is that I was soooooo into music. ALL I wanted to do was see the bands. My friends were always older. They got their licenses at 16 and had fake IDs, altering the dates. Back then it was easier, without all the watermarks and stuff IDs have now. I didn't have one at all but I was never carded. I wore makeup but didn't overdo it like so many teenagers do when they want to look older. I wore cool vintage clothes (this was in the early 80s), had cool hair, and was just never really questioned. When police came in to do routine "sweeps" for underage looking teens I knew how to lie low. I had my favorite two places that I frequented and, when I ended up having my 21st birthday at one of them, 8 years later, the owner about a had a coronary when he found out I was turning 21. :) To this day there are only a handful of bands and performers I haven't been able to see yet. My Mom never knew but Dad knew all along. He told me later that he had done exactly the same thing as I when he was a teenager, for the exact same reason, and was able to see all his favorite jazz and rock musicians! I told him great minds think alike. :)
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