Adults hide things from children for better or for worse.
Sometimes, adults lie to kids to make things easier for themselves. Instead of explaining upsetting family issues or arguing over going to the park, adults will make up stories or rules to get children to submit and not ask any questions. But children grow up and become smarter. A basic grasp of logic can break through any stories they were once told.
Redditor u/jagenton25 asked people, "What's a fact that was hidden from you as a child?" Adults looked back on the stories they were told that were meant to hide the painful truths from them.
These unofficial amusement park rules
"It is actually not the official policy of Wonderland (large amusement park outside of Toronto) that you are only allowed to visit once per year.
I'm not mad, I actually think it was hilarious that my parents convinced us of this."
The many stories of this dad's life
"Info about my biological dad. Like at first he abandoned me cause he didn't want me, then I was told he was dead, then I was told he did leave but not because he didn't want me but because somebody put a hit out on him and that one turned out to be true."
This family's idea of a "birthday suit"
"Birthday Suits are not real suits
Growing up in a household where the attire was a cross between business attire and church clothes I always assumed the term Birthday Suit was a special tailored suit that was given to you in your birthday."
This cover for a lego thief
"There isn't a trade-in program to bring in old legos to get new ones. Some ****** just stole all my legos from our parked car and my parents told me this so I would not be sad."
This mom's health issues
"That my mom was anorexic and died as a result. Wasn't exactly hidden but no one talked about it. Didn't find out until I was well in my twenties.."
Learning about all of their half siblings
"That i wasn't the first child from my father. I was number 4."
Finding out about all of their relatives
"I have a whole half family living in the same town as me - found this out one day by talking to the lady who was doing my nails. Turns out she was my half cousin."
Mom's way of keeping the kids clean
"My mom told me and my sisters that McDonald's stopped serving honey with the chicken nuggets. Later as we became adults we were astounded to find out that they did in fact had honey and never stopped serving it. (Her reasoning was the sticky mess)"
That mom wasn't crazy about kids
"My mom didn't want to have kids. She just went along with it because my dad wanted to."
All parents tell kids this lie
"That ******* around with the interior lights while in a moving vehicle is actually legal... It's just annoying."