Top Ten Things You Don't Want Your Parents to Catch You Doing

So you are minding your business home alone when surprise! One or both of your parents came home early! Here's the stuff they don't want you to see you ever doing.

The Top Ten

1 Masturbating

My dad caught me masturbating twice. The first time he walked in on me and it was kinda awkward but we didn't talk about it afterward, I guess he just accepted it because he knew it was normal and I'm sure he does it or he at least used to do it when he was younger. The second time he caught me I had my door open, which was stupid of me and he saw me masturbating. He had a chat with me about it but all he mainly said was its fine if I want to do it, he doesn't mind me doing it but I just need to close my door because he doesn't want my sisters or mum to have to see me masturbating. But mostly he was pretty chill, I guess cause he knew every guy does it, it is normal and he most likely does it or did it when he was my age. (to be honest, he probably just has sex every night now with my Mum! ) - That would feel better and you'd get better orgasms anyway!

Lol so true, if parents caught you jerking your fly... then wouldn't be so happy about it. I mean there's been a few times I was almost got caught doing this. My advice whatever room you're doing it make sure it's locked and that the volume's muted. All I have to say about that.

I KNEW this would be at #1 before I even clicked on the list. - RockFashionista

"Billy, if you keep touching yourself, you'll go blind! "

"I'm over here, Dad! " - ItsPisces

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2 Breaking their stuff

I accidentally broke my mom's heater while carrying it down the stairs. She told me to take it down from her room and I accidentally tipped it over and broke the dials as I was picking it up. She forgave me afterwards.

It's one thing to mess with their stuff without permission. It's another to break something they own. - NuMetalManiak

Oh you broke insert high tech gadget that was overly expensive. - htoutlaws2012

I have broken/destroyed MANY items when I was a kid...

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3 Burning down the house

My parents enjoy the Talking Heads' music.

By having the stove kitchen run a good portion, and KABOOM! There goes the home owners insurance. - htoutlaws2012

They'd probably notice - TwilightKitsune

What the f- - TimmyTurner

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4 Eating all of the food

My parents already catch me doing this - LizardKing99

I have a fear that somebody's going to walk in on me eating something and be like "WHY are you eating all the food? " - junior1337

My pet peeve lol-strange spider

I got busted for eating all the food at a party once...

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5 Getting into their stuff

I'm nosy, so when I'm worried about my parents, I go through their stuff to see what's going on. If my mom caught me, she'd just get mad. If my dad caught me, he'd kill me. That's why I do it when they're not home. - Elric-san

Once during a party my relatives gave me permission to raid their pantry and I got in trouble with my dad for it

By starring at there personal fiance... that would be considered somewhat creepy intentions. - htoutlaws2012

I am worried my parents are doing something bad all the time like chiting on them or going out with some one else but they always tell me that they would never ever do it but still so I get there phone s.and see who they texted or called one problem my dad's phone is vere hard to get like he has it all the the time I feel like this people


6 Watching porn

Not a porno movie but it is an adult movie. I watched "Showgirls", a 1995 movie about topless showgirls in Vegas. I knew that my mom didn't approve of this so I decided to turn it on and watch when she's out of the room. She walked in later and caught me watching it and then soon she told me that it's too inappropriate for it and that I shouldn't be watching those types of movies.

by the way I am 26.

I don't necessarily watch porn but I do watch the stuff that I don't want my parents know I'm watching

I'll never do that! - Neonco31

Remember kids, don't be like Jared Fogle! - htoutlaws2012

7 Committing suicide

What? Then they could stop you because everyone knows nothing's worth killing yourself over. - keycha1n

Wow. They could stop you any moment now! - Neonco31

Depends if you are willing to give up you're life at the point of hopelessness. - htoutlaws2012

I’m pretty sure this is worse than being caught masturbating. They’ll just be sad. - AlphaQ

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8 Having sex

What a disturbing thing to find. - Powerfulgirl10

Why is this not on top?!

Masturbating, they do not get angry. Sex, they go mad and ban you from the person you ar doing it with forever

Sex and Masturbate are basically similar aspects both found in the top 10 I wonder. - htoutlaws2012

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9 Breaking your own stuff

They'll rat on you regardless of whose stuff gets broken. - NuMetalManiak

Yeah overheat, and not be up to date, by cleaning your files, and then buy a new computer that sucks. - htoutlaws2012

I got in trouble for dropping my phone many times

10 Wasting electricity

I opened all of the lights and machines in my house. And 10 MINUTES LATER... *power goes out*. - nko32

It's cloudy/raining outside during the day, I turn the lights on to see/read better and my mom is like "you're wasting electricity! Turn it of! "

By having it on in the middle of the night I've down way too many times. - htoutlaws2012

My parents busted me turning the lights on many, MANY times...

The Contenders

11 Making a mess in the house

Not going to make the same mistake my brother ended up pulling. - htoutlaws2012

When I was 7 I got in trouble for puking on the carpet and when was like 11 or 12 I got in trouble for puking on the bathroom floor instead of the trash can (I was sick and I couldn’t make it to the trash in time)

12 Smoking weed

Unless you have parents that do drugs every day (and are subsequently awful at parenting, for the record), no parent ever wants to catch a kid doing drugs. You learn this kind of stuff is school yet some kids you might know decide to do it. Heck, I see lots of smokers on campus daily.

On the other hand, there is that whole legalization business for marijuana, so I'm not exactly sure what the future will hold for the pot smokers. - NuMetalManiak

Duh! Off course parents would not let their own daughters and sons smoke weed. But it's also their own choice.

Once I said smoke weed every day and my parent almost killed me - assassin23

I’ve smoked on the roof before and then I fell back into my house, my mom saw the red eyes on my face before I threw out the blunt. I told my mom I was tired and she just told me not to play Grand Theft Auto late at night.
If I was caught, my ass would’ve been beaten. - AlphaQ

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13 Watching GoAnimate Grounded Videos

I would not want my parents to know that I'm watching a GoAnimate Grounded Video

14 Talking to yourself

I commentate when playing games but don't like it when people hear me. My mum says my lips randomly move and that's just me talking to the voices in my head, which I believe that for some reason some are real people across the world. I'm weird and offbeat, end of story. - Lunala

I do this all the time. - RiverClanRocks

My parents think that only people with mental problems do this

''The voices... they're calling me.'' - htoutlaws2012

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15 Singing

That would be horrible because I sing really bad...I mean good.

Unsure if this would be a awkward, or good see doing type moment. - htoutlaws2012

When I think everyone is outside, I sing really badly. - saturatedsunrise

Singing death growls...

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16 Being on TheTopTens

I am always very careful because they will get angry if they find out about this site

They don't know this site exists. It is my escape from life's issues. - Lunala

I try to distance any glimpse of them knowing what this site is about. Granted all these countdown related, but there are various other things you can do as well. - htoutlaws2012

Oh boy... - TimmyTurner

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17 Wasting water

Imagine running the sink for a couple of hours... then a week later the water bill is up high gee I wonder what acts you pulled this time. - htoutlaws2012

My parents complain that I shower long, yet my mom and sister showers last EVEN LONGER!

18 Listening to inappropriate music

That depends on the genre of music in all honesty in the parents acceptance level of all music genres. - htoutlaws2012

I hate inappropriate songs. - saturatedsunrise

My parents blocked songs with explicit content on my iPod and she blocked my 6 favorite songs so I listen to them on Spotify and YouTube every day!

I hope my parents don't find out about the lyrics to Kurumi Ponchio, because I have that song on my mp3 player - mayamanga

19 Watching a parody on YouTube

But Bart Baker's parody of Anaconda is educational, Mom!

My mum always asks "what do you watch on youtube" in that voice as if she knew exactly what videos you saw. Why the heck would my mum be interested in a youtube channel about pokemon cards and cutting up Elemental Monkeys and Hawluchas - Lunala

My mom called me "racist" because I was watching Asian parody videos (eg. "Vietnam is My City by Aznromeo" and "Things Asian Parents Do"). I am Asian, by the way.

20 Seducing inappropriate partners

Happened to me, I was sitting next to my girlfriend once and my cousin gave me a funny look. After my aunt left, my cousin took me for a walk and explained that my girlfriend is a hoe. I always end up dating hoes for some reason. - AlphaQ

Better get some protecting otherwise this will come back to haunt you down the path, and before you know you could be on the Maury show lol. - htoutlaws2012

They talk about getting a boyfriend or girlfriend but get skeptical when u actually do - Nonpointed

21 Watching My Little Pony

I secretly watch it since I was 11. For some reason they hate it. - Arah2004

They already caught me watching it before - Neonco31

I secretly like My Little Pony. Ever since 2013. - Lunala

Once my mom caught me watching My Little Porno by cs188!

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22 Getting naked

My mom constantly walks in on me whenever I'm in the shower...AND I'M FEMALE!

When I'm naked its ME TIME for GAD sakes. -LetsGoSwagger

''We're going streaking! '' - htoutlaws2012

Two comments down, no offense but, becose is spelled because, thei is spelled they, and alrady is spelled already. But this is so much better to have my MOM catch me (I'm a girl) doing. My dad once walked in on me having sex with my boyfriend. yeh, much harder to explain and deal with. - Swiftdawn

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23 Bullying

My mom doesn't like it when I "terrorize" my little cousins.

When they were younger they would constantly annoy me on purpose and whenever I yell at them to get them to stop they would cry and I would get in trouble for "being mean" to them.

I wasn't terrorizing them. I was trying to teach them a lesson! >:(

24 Watching South Park

When I was SIX I watched South Park. Not joking. My dad knew and LET us watch it then said "don't tell mum". My dad is one of those parents who lets their kids do whatever. - Lunala

I get this one since they do attack pop culture in ruthless aggression fashion where it works really well, but at times way controversial methods. - htoutlaws2012

I really want to watch this show, but Mom doesn't let me. I even got to the point where one of the items on my christmas list was for mom to let me watch South Park. - Blaze

I watch South Park a lot. My mom would’ve destroyed me if she found out about how dirty that show is. - AlphaQ

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25 Watching YouTube poop

Thanks Hotel Mario for giving this to us... you may be god awful of a video game, but this is probably the best thing that has come outta this cult phenomenon. - htoutlaws2012

Unless if it's clean. - TimmyTurner

I watch it every day lmao. - AlphaQ

My mom walked in while I was watching a cs188 video. She was like “you are so weird for liking this stuff”.

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26 Playing video games

I'm allowed to play video games. I'm just not allowed to play them on school days.

I had limited age restrictions on what I could buy. - AlphaQ

For some reason, they hate it. - WhatAreWeHaving4Lulz

For me I had stricted guidelines back in the day playing video games on a limited basics on weekdays I kid you not. - htoutlaws2012

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27 Watching Angry Grandpa videos
28 Stealing their stuff

My dad had this giant bag of Starburst jelly beans in a drawer in his room, and I used to always steal them.

Such as wealth which ends up losing trust when being left alone. - htoutlaws2012

29 Watching anime

Not that much of a crime since Anime is allowed in the household... not the biggest fan, but its not that bad as some make it out to be. - htoutlaws2012

What’s wrong with anime? I like anime. - AlphaQ

30 Playing Grand Theft Auto

I play it all the time, my dad knows about this but he’s chilled. - AlphaQ

31 Doing drugs

My cousin once brought cough syrup and made lean, my aunt caught him and beat the crap out of him.

Stay away from lean, kids. - AlphaQ

I don't do drugs but my sister tried it once, my mom beat her. Sadie never did it again - Swiftdawn

Kids simply do not take drugs in any circumstance. - htoutlaws2012

My parents caught me. I'm surpised this isn't on the top of the list. they were super pissed!

32 Getting caught for enabling KinzChat Plus on Webkinz
33 Watching adult movies

I watched "Showgirls", a 1995 movie about topless showgirls in Vegas. I knew that my mom didn't approve of this so I decided to turn it on and watch when she's out of the room. She walked in later and caught me watching it and then soon she told me that it's too inappropriate for it and that I shouldn't be watching those types of movies.

by the way I am 26.

I watched Showgirls and The Hangover. They both have nudity in it so when my mom enters and there’s a nude scene coming up. I just skip to that part and tell my mom that it’s buffering. - AlphaQ

I watched “Leaving Las Vegas” and they have sex, nudity and a rape scene in it but based on my experience while watching “Showgirls”, I planned ahead and skipped all the graphic scenes when my mom’s in the room so she won’t catch me watching them...and it worked!

I’ll use this strategy every single time I watch adult movies

34 Watching any movie that has rape, sex, or nudity in it

I watched "Showgirls" in my mom's presence and she caught me and told me it was too inappropriate for me. I'm 26.

Also she nearly caught me watching the gang rape scene while I was watching "Leaving Las Vegas"

35 Twerking Twerking

Disgusting. - DarkBoi-X

36 Picking on others

Being the bully yourself is not a very good attribute to ones personality corrupt by the raised background. - htoutlaws2012

37 Watching Dora The Explorer

Huge difference between kid friendly, and total ''risk hub search.'' - htoutlaws2012

They always judge my moms like WATCH SOMETHING YOUR AGE. MAYBE THERE's NOTHING ON! - LetsGoSwagger

38 Watching ISIS beheading videos

Somebody has a sadistically awful mind for even thinking about this in the fist place. - htoutlaws2012

39 Kissing or having sex with someone of the same sex

That's not something a lot of parents get mad about, my sister was for a year and my mother was mad but my father supported her completely. (My mom gets mad when you look at her phone for the time) - Swiftdawn

Okay then you are referring to homosexuals, and Lesbians... by all means the preference of ones gender bias varies to this day. - htoutlaws2012

that's gay - assassin23

40 Suicide

How is masturbating and not suicide worse to catch your child doing. I would rather see my son or daughter masturbate the hang or stab themselves.

41 Eating Snacks

I have to sneak them and then hide them as I'm eating them

42 Watching YouTube videos

They think that YouTube gives my computer viruses

43 Watching videos of little kids on YouTube

My dad thinks it's child pornography.

44 Watching horror movies at night

I’m not allowed to watch any programming that features ghosts, the paranormal, etc during the night, especially in my mom or sister’s presence. Once at night I decided to watch an episode of ‘Ghost Adventures” and my mom heard the background music and told me to turn it off.

45 Eating Dessert

I eat so much sweets yet I’m skinny. Lmao logic. - AlphaQ

My mom is paranoid about me getting diabetes so when I enjoy the occasional dessert during parties that she’s not attending I have to tell her in a way that won’t cause her to overreact like crazy

46 Posting comments on websites
47 Drawing “inappropriate” Pictures

Once I drew a penis on the teachers’ head as a prank. I got suspended for school for a month. - AlphaQ

Once I drew a harmless picture of me as a 2 year old in a diaper and my mom was like “why are you drawing that? ”

48 Reading in bed
49 Staying up past your bedtime
50 Demanding/requesting presents and gifts from relatives

Last year my mom told me that my relatives were coming from CA and will be staying for a few weeks. I was so excited. It also happens that my birthday will be occurring during the time of their visit. Since my uncles, aunts, cousins and sister usually get stuff for their birthdays and I almost never get gifts for my birthdays, I secretly emailed them to give me $100 per person as a birthday gift. I made sure my mom wasn't around or aware before sending the emails. It worked great until they came over and gave me the $$ while my mom was watching. Then they told her my plan. They weren't supposed to say anything abut the emails to my mom! My mom then questioned me and I told her how unfair that everyone else got stuff on their birthdays but I never get anything on mine. She said that I shouldn't do that.

If you don't like my plan, then give me stuff for my birthday! >:(

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