Weird behaviour for an 8 year old???
The carpet incident (see my last post) got me thinking... I don't know why, but my SD, a few months away from being 8 years old, is weirdly destructive and messy. She's coloured all over her white furniture, put sticky handprints all over the wall, and now destroyed her carpet. Even when she plays, she's strange about it. She'll take a box out of the recyling, bring it over to the litter box, fill it with cat litter, than throw other garbage on top and be like "look what I made!" or just weird things like that. Like, today, she took a bunch of cat food from the cat's bowl, put it into muffin cups, and left it sitting on the ground. I came down and was like wtf, can you please clean this up and play with your toys instead??
Is it just me or is this a bit strange? At almost 8 years old, I was playing with my toys or watching cartoons or playing outside or reading. I think the weirdest thing I did was make "potions" with bathroom products - hair gel, lotion, etc. But I never played with garbage or seeked out ways to make weird garbage creations... Even for people's birthdays/holidays, she will grab strange garbage things and put them in a bag as a "gift" and it just seems so odd to me. Again, at that age, I would save whatever money I could (lunch money, etc.) and buy like, a bar of soap or something small for my mom/dad.
Today I told my husband it's like we need a freaking baby playpen to put her in when we can't have our eyes on her! Even my 19 month old is starting to understand what's for playing and what's not, he knows there's no touching the cat litter, no taking stuff out of the garbage, etc. so I'm just a bit confused...