20 Of The Most Cringeworthy Childhood Secrets That Families Will Be All Too Familiar With

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20. Suck it up

Generally, parents encourage their kids to read as much and as often as possible. But one Reddit member was so obsessed with it as a kid, their parents would punish them by taking their books away. As a result, the youngster’s solution was perhaps a step too far. They admitted, “One night I was so desperate to read something that my parents caught me reading the vacuum manual.”

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19. Goldfish bake

Some kids will do anything to make their parents happy. As Reddit member ‘shananigan’ explained, “My mother decided to wait till I was 20 to tell me about the time I cooked my pet goldfish in my easy bake oven.” A shopping trip triggered a memory of having an oven as a child, prompting her mom to tell her everything.

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18. Bad Romance

Some people will do anything to get a fix… of coffee! As one user recalled, “[My daughter] was conceived because I really wanted an iced cappuccino from Tim Hortons. [My partner] didn’t feel like driving so I made him a deal. It actually ended pretty nicely in a field under a clear night sky with many stars out.”

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