My cousin Melody's three year old grandson, Finn, was sitting in the time-out chair. While there, his mother heard him say to his sister, Elle, "Next time when I say something that's not nice to you, DO NOT TELL MOMMY."
We all have had that experience where it seemed mother had 'eyes in the back of her head' or 'supersonic hearing.' Then the dreaded words "What are you doing?" created for us a moment of lie or hide. A rare individual might call out and declare; "I'm playing when I should be working" or "I just hit my brother/sister" or "I'm going through your purse looking for loose change." Mostly, if we say anything, the answer would be, "I'm not doing anything."
Adam and Eve sewed fig-leaves together to hid their shame, then hid from God when they heard Him walking in the garden. The eyes of Jehovah are in every place, Keeping watch upon the evil and the good. (Proverbs 15:3 ASV) We cannot hide from God.
I always knew, no matter what I did, there is an 'all seeing eye' watching. We can hide things from our earthly parents but not from God. Now that my children are adults, sometimes they share their childhood 'naughty' moments because they know the statute of limitations has expired.
My brother went through a phase of too many speeding tickets and one accident while in High School. Dad and Mom knew about the accident but not the tickets. In the process of signing with a new insurance company they discovered they would have to pay a large premium because of Michael's driving record, which they chose not to pay. He lost his privilege to drive for a year and I had his car for that year. While this was difficult for Michael, he learned to slow down and be a better driver.
There is not escaping the fact that God sees all, but "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9 ASV). How different the year without a car might have been for Michael had my parents known he was getting too many speeding tickets. It would have been better had he sat in the "preverbal time-out chair" a few times. One thing I have learned in all these years, we might as well tell God and confess if we need to, He already knows