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Why does my 8 year old get into stuff that isn't hers?

Today I told her to get the clothes out of the dryer and start folding them (they are hers) All of the sudden I smelled something. She had gotten my body spray and sprayed the entire load of her clothes. I actually caught her spraying it and she still tried to deny it. I was wondering how my body spray kept going down so quick. This is not the first incident. Just the most recent. Any ideas?

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Asked by Shaken1976 at 4:51 PM on Jun. 1, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Curiosity? She likes the smell? Just buy some for her and she'll leave your's alone.

    Answer by admckenzie at 5:36 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • i really dont have an answer for this one. i have the same problem with all four of my girls. it almost seems like they think everything belongs to them even when they know it does not.

    Answer by vancy2010 at 7:23 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • My girls all do the same thing. I've found that letting them have their own body spray helps.

    Answer by KamiB79 at 8:06 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • I think at that age sometimes kids just can't help themselves..

    Answer by KTMOM at 8:18 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • curious

    Answer by critter_boo at 9:07 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • She wants her clothes to smell pretty.

    Answer by ceciliam at 9:35 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • Curiosity

    Answer by Madelaine at 9:40 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • she probably likes the smell and wanted it on her big deal

    Answer by Kainalu55 at 2:14 AM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • She could be testing her boundaries, to see what will get her in trouble and what won't. It's her job as a kid. Fun, huh?

    Answer by Pnukey at 8:38 AM on Jun. 2, 2011

  • I've raised 3 girls, working on my 4th, and it's always been what's mine is theirs, and I'd better leave their stuff alone. My oldest is 46, and she's still that way.

    Answer by elasmimi at 11:55 AM on Jun. 2, 2011

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