Originally Posted by Azadehhast
This sounds lovely, and it's probably what we'll end up with. We've got two full size mattresses, stacked on top of one another now, but eventually we'll spread them out and have lots more room.
Any problems with getting all the little ones to sleep with this set up and differing bed times? Any special difficulties caused by everyone being in one room, something I should look out for?
This is largely how things go in our house right now, though my nine year old sleeps on twin on one side of the room while the 3 yr old, 2yr old and I share the king.
Bedtime has largely been pushed back too late for the little guys lately because they got off their schedule when the days got long, so we have all been going to bed at about the same time. (Bad Mommy! Bad!) We curl up, and I read a couple chapters in a book then we all go to sleep.
I can't manage separate bedtimes with this setup lately though they HAD been on a great schedule until about June with one sleeping in the bedroom at about seven and the youngest in the PnP in the kitchen at about the same time. Both little guys have also taken to sleeping ON me and really squished against me which, while cute with a tiny baby, is LESS cute when they are big and the kicks are painful.
I would LOVE this setup if my kids actually slept without me having to be in the room physically attached to them. I actually find that I've enjoyed DD having snuck in and staying there most nights though she's been in her own room for years.
The only real downside to this (for me) is that I feel like I have absolutely no downtime to myself and no kid free space. It's kind of making me crazy. I want to be able to get up before the kids in the morning to get things started, but they are up as soon as I move. I like the arrangement for sleeping space and having them nearby, but it takes a toll on me as a person.