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They say there's nothing quite like a mother's unconditional love.

But sometimes that love is, in fact, very conditional.


When you've got a mom like that, there are things it's easier to just not tell them. Even if you've got an amazing mother, there are things you're probably not lining up to confess.

One Reddit user asked:

What's one thing your mom doesn't know about you?

It's a little surreal to realize you now know this personal detail about someone that their own mother does not, but that's exactly the situation we're all in after reading these confessions.

Master Forger

My handwriting was so bad when I was in middle school that she would help me write it she saw me struggling so I 'practiced' writing her name near her so she would sign her signature on a piece of paper and I traced it on a detention slip LOL

- Squaragus_Asparagus

I too had awful handwriting! Then I also became a delinquent and needed to be able to forge mom's signature. So I practiced every day until I had it perfect.

Now, my mom has amazing script level handwriting and I got my forged signature near identical to hers. To this day I have incredible handwriting that stems directly from hours spent practicing forwarding her name.

- TheLazyWitch

Grandma's Funeral

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I missed my grandmothers funeral because I was locked up facing ten years for armed robbery.

Eventually family had to hire two lawyers for me. Any other black kid that didn't have a well off family would be f*cked. My parents are architects and I never lived up to them.

Locked up a few years then had five years house arrest. That's why I have so much Reddit karma.

Let's talk real karma though... because you better believe in it. I was an a**hole the year before, and look what happened.


When I walked in the bullpen it was all us black men. The animosity in the air was palpable. I could feel them sizing me up.

I eventually got back in after sitting with a review board. I was able to graduate. But having a degree in sociology isn't lucrative.

I worked call centers until my most recent as a supervisor at a non-profit.

We moved all the homeless into hotels. My office was a hotel room and my coworkers just watch TV all day.

Some days are dangerous, though. I've had guns pulled on me, drug dealers moving in. It's bad.

And I just got fired after a year. Anyways pray I get my job back or find something soon. I'm tempted to go back to my old self.

- DownoteDaemon

Letting Someone Else Own The Fart

I farted at her and my dad's vow renewal.

It was one of those farts where the entire room took notice and started gagging. Someone else got blamed for it and I never corrected anyone and admitted that it was actually me.

- SithLordScoobyDooku

Up Until A Year Ago

That I nearly lost my job in March, but Covid actually spun me into keeping my job and the benefit of working from home indefinitely.

That I had my heart broken once again. That I feel very lonely. That my depression was the worst it has ever been in July and that I have finally found a medication that is helping.


That there is a Marilyn Manson song now that my dad and I both are convinced that even she would like. That I miss her more than I ever thought possible. That I'm sorry for being upset with her last year on November 20th and I've been having nightmares for weeks now where she hates me so much she won't even speak to me.

Saturday will make it a full year since I lost my mom and my best friend in this entire world. There are so many things I want to share with her and so many things I want her advice on. My mom knew everything about me up until a year ago..

- uneasyandcheesy

Squad

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I once went drinking with some gang members I had just met.

During the summer, the city holds free jazz concerts in a park and my roommate's sister asked me to go because safety. We listened in a distant part of the park, so we could drink without getting hassled.

There was a group of 3 or 4 shady looking guys a bit down the path from us, and she decided to go over to bum a cigarette off of them. We shared some of our vodka with them and after talking for them for a few minutes, we learned that they were Gangster Disciples.

We pretty much spent the rest of the night partying with them. We went to one of their apartments to get more mixer and smoke, then later we went out to a bar.

That's about all to tell, they were actually very friendly guys, to be honest.

- Sandman1031

I Tell Her Everything ... But This

My mom doesn't know that I'm bisexual and I have known for 8 years.

I've never felt comfortable coming out to anyone in my family due to being raised super conservative Christian. I've only told 5 people.

It sucks not being able to talk to her about this especially since I tell her everything, she's my best friend.

- TriceratopBae

A Failed Weekend Threesome

My mom doesn't know that the trip I took to San Diego wasn't with "my friend and her family."

I was 22 and old enough to know better, but I met a couple online and spent the weekend with them.

I drove 1.5 hours to LA to meet the guy, then we took an Uber to the bus station that was 20 mins away. We took a bus all the way up to Oakland where his girlfriend picked us up.

Weekend was decent I guess (he cheated in the past. They were soooo not ready to add another person. Awkward). Then at the last minute, he decided he wanted to stay longer.


So rather than having him with me for safety as planned, I got on the 8 hour bus ride home by MYSELF. I didn't get back to LA until 1am.

Then had to call an Uber and waited 20 minutes, was dropped off at his house to get my car, only to speed home to make it home by 2:15am so I could sleep for a few hours before going to work at 6am.

Except I didn't get any sleep cause my mom was upset that I got home so late from my trip with "my friend."

2/10, would not recommend.

- HMB43

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