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To wish that someone would discover my secrit?

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GetTheGoodLookingGuy Sun 18-Jun-17 20:33:27

We have magnetic letters on our fridge, which my brother bought me just before we last went on holiday, in memory of the previous holiday which had magnetic letters on the fridge, where we indulged in a childish game of editing the other person's words by as few letters as possible. The best bit was when he wrote "homophobic nutter" and I changed it to "homophonic butter". Anyway...

The letters went on holiday, and came home and now they live on the fridge. For a while, we were changing the writing several times a day, now it can be weeks before inspiration strikes.

A few months ago I was doing some colouring with a child, and came home with a picture of an octopus, which I proceeded to put on the fridge, stuck there with the letters "octapus" (it's a cheap set - only one of each letter). Later, I decided to write the word "secrit" behind the picture - it's now stuck on at the corners with other magnets, with a small but I think noticable bulge where "secrit" is written.

That was about a month ago, and no one's seen it! I keep checking, because I'm sure if someone found it, they would change it to notify me they'd seen it, but no one has! sad

So, AIBU to wish that someone would discover my "secrit"?

And whilst I'm waiting, what are the similarly silly things your family does?

MollyHuaCha Sun 18-Jun-17 20:40:43


MarklahMarklah Sun 18-Jun-17 20:40:46

Many years ago, when my sibling was in the first throes of teendom, it was decided that they could have their bedroom redecorated.
A smart grey & red theme was chosen: grey walls & door, with red woodwork.
Dad I I spattered red paint up one wall, scrawled "Jack woz ere", then papered over it.
I wonder if the people who bought the house some 20 years later redecorated, and if they found our bad taste joke.

MrsExpo Sun 18-Jun-17 20:45:13

We don't have any secret stuff going on nowadays, but dying to know what your "secret" is .....

GetTheGoodLookingGuy Sun 18-Jun-17 20:47:53

The word "secrit" (not enough letters to spell it properly, because there's only one of each letter) written in magnetic letters behind a picture on the fridge, MrsExpo

NellieFiveBellies Sun 18-Jun-17 20:48:44

me and my husband sing the wonderpets song when we need the loo.
i need a wee wee, this is serious, i need no he-elp (although i think it is clear we actually do ๐Ÿ˜‚)

we have an elaborate ritual for buying booze. it begins with one of us announcing an achievement - the achievement can be anything but it must be ridiculous - . then the suggestion of a customary surprise ( yes minister reference) is made, to which the response is "you excel yourself"

neither of us have climbed a flight of stairs unmolested in 20 years ๐Ÿ˜

we voice the cat. she is very posh and almost always annoyed although she loves her daddy.

he says yellow instead of hello just because it annoys me ๐Ÿ˜

when one of the kids says im... tired/bored/whatever ... we reply hello tired/bored/whatever. nice to meet you.
our children hate us.

i make the kids bow down before me if they want a favour. they are now 16 and 18 and i still demand acts of worship ๐Ÿ˜

sometimes i dont think we are normal.

kingfishergreen Sun 18-Jun-17 20:50:59

My sister and I have been sending the same handful of (fucking annoying) confetti to each other in cards for a decade.

Not every card, just once every 18 months or so, a lovely card, brim-full with annoying confetti that the recipient then has to painstakingly collect, store and re-send when the other one will least expect it.

We use fake handwriting on the envelope.

MatchsticksForMyEyes Sun 18-Jun-17 20:53:30

I do the last two of yours Nellie. I also do the "Hello tired!" etc to the kids at work.
Once my stepdaughters asked me for ice cream at the zoo and I jokingly said they'd have to say "Please, O fabulous one!" So they did blush

MrsExpo Sun 18-Jun-17 20:55:28

.... I get that, but what is it? ..... (as we'll never be able to move the picture to reveal it ourselves ..... smile)

NellieFiveBellies Sun 18-Jun-17 20:56:47

๐Ÿ˜ quite right too. all children should work for it

we have a tube of polygrip that has been going back and forth between several family members for their significant birthdays for many years.

PurpleDaisies Sun 18-Jun-17 20:59:19

You might like this story op.

Funnyfarmer Sun 18-Jun-17 21:04:42

It's just the word "secrit" written in fridge magnets behind a picture on the fridge.
I don't think op has an actual secret

RedGrapeCornSnake Sun 18-Jun-17 21:07:13

My mum has a small blackboard in her kitchen.
A few months back I was drying up dishes after a Sunday lunch, and I drew a small but perfectly formed penis on the board.
She didn't notice for WEEKS! I'd actually forgotten about it when she text me to ask me if I knew anything about it. She didn't suspect me initially as I'd not had any opportunity for a while.

Whenever the DC ask what's for tea I answer with earwigs on toast. They now ask 'what's really for tea' - I still answer earwigs on toast.

HarrietSchulenberg Sun 18-Jun-17 21:10:28

ExH and I used to add fake entries to the household calendar. Things like Fri 24 June, National Wear No Pants Day; Sunday 6th August, All Husbands Must Wear Bobblehats Today; Mon 9th October, Buy Harrietschulenberg A Big Present Today.

He still adds things now and again when he visits and I pencil stuff in his work diary when he leaves it unattended.

howtopickausername Sun 18-Jun-17 21:13:03

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Silvercatowner Sun 18-Jun-17 21:14:11

I don't get it.....

liquidrevolution Sun 18-Jun-17 21:15:01

Thats a good idea harriet

My parents have a set of otnamental houses with the letters for 'merry christmas' on. Its a tradition that us kids rearrange them to spell rude words. Sadly its only once a year.

allegretto Sun 18-Jun-17 21:15:04

When two of us fold big sheets or tablecloths, we have to curtsey to each other each time we meet in the middle.

Supersoaryflappypigeon Sun 18-Jun-17 21:15:22

Any mention of tractors :

"I used to be a fan of tractors..."

gwenneh Sun 18-Jun-17 21:18:14

We do the same thing with the letters from our kids' toys.

Only we have two sets, so the writing can get quite complex!

SheDoneAlreadyDoneHadHerses Sun 18-Jun-17 21:18:42

DP voices our cat. She tends to ask me about treats, meat food products, and tell me about all the boy cats she's been shagging.

Livedandlearned Sun 18-Jun-17 21:18:45

My friends and I used to send each other Christmas and birthday cards from made up people and sometimes real people. We've gone too far once or twice but that just adds to the fun.

I hope we never grow up.

RB68 Sun 18-Jun-17 21:18:58

Our family always has weird names for slightly odd things - so the shed at the bottom of a garden which was a bit fancy became the swiss chalet at my sisters and their randomly oversized kitchen cupboard that was really deep became the pokey hole. Our two veg beame "the graves" and we randomly rename roads and places after stuff that makes no sense so a rd locally has a house on it called witsend and we call it witsend rd or the rd to witsend

MarklahMarklah Sun 18-Jun-17 21:19:11

This has reminded me of something DH & I used to do. Every so often, we'd have bananas & cream for a pudding. For some reason, we devised a little tune to which the words, "bananas and cream" had to be sung. No singing, no pudding!

RB68 Sun 18-Jun-17 21:19:46

oh and we voice the dog...often

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