Finding time to be intimate with your partner while raising kids is hard work, so when the opportunity arises, you make the most of it. But the trick is to make sure you’re 100% alone.

A father made the mistake of assuming he and his wife had time to themselveswhile her eight-year-old daughter was watching a movie at home – only to be told later by her daughter’s teacher that she wasn’t.

“I thought we got away with it”, the dad wrote on a Reddit post it explained that her daughter had gone to school and told her whole class that she had a “mouse problem” at home because of all the “squeaking noises” she heard through the door of his parents’ room. Spoiler: the squeaking noises had nothing to do with mice.

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Busy mom and dad thought they got away with it. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

“As parents of an eight-year-old, it can be hard to find time to be intimate unless it’s 2 a.m.,” the dad explained in the post.

“We thought we might be safe to sneak into the bedroom and lock the door.”

But a few days later, the father was picking up his daughter from daycare after school when he was dismissed by one of the teacherswho awkwardly told her that her daughter was telling other classmates interesting stories about her house.

“She told all her classmates that you had a mouse problem in your house. She said she picked you and your wife up the other night and your bedroom door was locked, she so couldn’t get in, but she heard a lot of creaking noises through the door. She said we must have had a lot of mice in there,” the teacher explained, leaving the father mortified by the situation.

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“I’m sure the horrified look on my face was hilarious at the time, but it was a bit of a surprise,” the dad wrote.

He and his wife have now certainly learned their lesson, and now may never feel comfortable being intimate with each other while their little girl is at home, distracted or not.

Other parents and users were left hysterical as they read the embarrassing story. “Just be glad you locked the door,” one commented. Some even took to the post to share their own horrific experiences of being caught in the act by their children.

“Once, when our son was about eleven, the husband and I thought the way was clear because it was past midnight and the child was sleeping. We tried not to make much noise, but I guess that I didn’t do a very good job. We woke the kid. The kid burst into our room ready to fight, shouting ‘don’t hurt my mom!'” a mother confessed very embarrassed.

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