Okay, he's my oldest, 11, and we got him a locking toolbox to keep some stuff away from his little brothers. His little brother, whose three, got his key and got into the box. When he saw the mess, he grabbed the top of his head, said nooooo, fell to his knees and cried. I couldn't believe it. They're just toys and all he had to do was pick it all up. IMO he was way too dramatic.
Just wanted some opinions of anyone else has gone through this and if it's normal.
Answer by mrseum at 7:02 PM on Nov. 8, 2008
What your 11 y.o did was a completely normal reaction. He didnt over react in my opinion. All human being want to have their own things and keep their belongings from being gone through. Your littlest one getting into the 11y.o's stuff made him feel violated. Even if nothing was ruined, it was HIS stuff. His privacy was violated.
Answer by vbruno at 7:52 PM on Nov. 8, 2008
Answer by admckenzie at 5:58 PM on Nov. 9, 2008
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