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She's in the 2nd grade.<br><br>
So I asked her, "Was someone hugging on you? You smell like perfume."<br><br>
She told me that her teacher spritzed all of the kids' clothes (boys and girls) when they came in from outside because they were "stinky". I was like what the <img alt="censored.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/censored.gif">? What gall!
 

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<p>that is gross and inappropriate.  I would assume most schools have scent free policies... I would ask the teacher about it.</p>
 

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Totally inappropriate. My dd has allergies and to do something like that to her would have more than likely resulted in an asthma attack. I would bring it to her attention that some kids like adults suffere badly with allergies and what she did bordered on abusive.
 

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Totally inappropriate. My dd has allergies and to do something like that to her would have more than likely resulted in an asthma attack. I would bring it to her attention that some kids like adults suffere badly with allergies and what she did bordered on abusive.</div>
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<br><br><p>Yep, I was one of those kids who would have been sent into an asthma attack-not only for having been sprayed, but also for being trapped in a room that saturated with perfume.  I know the teacher was probably trying to be nice or funny, but I think it warrants a call to the teacher or the school.  </p>
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<p>ETA: The whole calling kids "stinky" doesn't sit well either.</p>
 

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<p>I'd have gotten a migraine and been really really angry,  I"d call the teacher and then the principal if the teacher didn't get it.</p>
 

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I am going to call the teacher first.
 

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<p>Some kids that age have really bad body odor.  Most parents do not realize how bad it is.  <br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>babygirlie</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1281241/dd-came-home-reeking-of-cheap-perfume#post_16067692"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>why would being outside make you stinky? I hate perfume drenched rooms</p>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>babygirlie</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1281241/dd-came-home-reeking-of-cheap-perfume#post_16067692"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br><p>why would being outside make you stinky? I hate perfume drenched rooms</p>
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They smell like they've been playing outside. I understand that. But it's natural and she's a frikkin' elementary school teacher, so she should get over it. <img alt="nono.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/nono.gif">
 
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<p>So not even remotely ok with me!</p>
 

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<p>so she sprayed all the kids with poisonous chemicals? WOW i would LOSE it on that woman!</p>
 

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<p>Yuck! Perfume gives me bad headaches. I would be really unhappy about that.</p>
<p>Even if the kids are smelly to her,I don't think spraying them with perfume is justified. She could've just sprayed a cloth and held it to her nose or something.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>babygirlie</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1281241/dd-came-home-reeking-of-cheap-perfume#post_16067692"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>why would being outside make you stinky? </p>
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<br><br><p>You have not been around my children.  They can litterally walk out the door, walk to the car, turn around and walk back in, and they STINK!  They smell like wet dog.  All mine do.  Odd, too, but true.  I think the Olders have outgrown it in the pre-teen years, but even my cute little baby smells like a wet dog when they carry him outside for a minute.</p>
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<p>However, I would be livid if someone did that to my children.  It is bad enough when Grams, or some other visitor, comes over and holds the baby only to leave him reeking of perfume.  It does give me headaches, sneazing fits, and shortness of breath.  But to have someone pour it on my children intentionally, there would be someone correcting the situation, and ensuring it never happened again.</p>
 

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<p>I can't believe the teacher did not even consider that some kids have allergies or asthma and her perfume on them could have caused a serious problem. </p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>neetling</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1281241/dd-came-home-reeking-of-cheap-perfume#post_16067210"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>I'd have gotten a migraine and been really really angry,  I"d call the teacher and then the principal if the teacher didn't get it.</p>
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<br><br><p>Yep me too. Not fun.</p>
 

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<p>I'd also be mad (my oldest likely would have been sent into an asthma attack) and I would also be calling the teacher both to clarify what happened and to inform her of the problems it will cause my child.</p>
 

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<p>Oops, I see it was 2nd grade.  I was an assistant in a 4th grade class and the "after recess" class smell was nauseating.  I'm wondering if maybe the teacher is pregnant and needing a break from that smell. </p>
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<p>I'd call and tell her that you don't want your daughter sprayed with perfume.  Maybe she could get an essential oil spray for her immediate area.  I guess she wouldn't be able to burn a candle.  There's got to be a better way than spraying your kids with perfumes.  People who are not sensitive to perfume smells don't understand how bad perfumes can make people feel. </p>
 
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The perfume thing was an amateur move. <img alt="nono02.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/nono02.gif"><br><br>
Now, how would ya'll feel if your kids activities instructor asked parents to provide wipes or something similar for your kids? I used to teach theatre classes for children and we did tons of activities that got kids sweaty and smelly. I have to admit, in my early days, I was a little put off by the smells in the room! Parents were always fine with providing something like that for their own kids and it sure made my class experience way more enjoyable. Quite a few of the parents I dealt with would see the suggestion on my list and make a joke about how bad their kids can smell when they get all sweaty.
 
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<p>I'd be fine with that since then I can choose what is used on my child. </p>
 
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