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Cross posting from April DDC ~ Sibling Room Sharing

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Currently our 3 girls all share a room but our youngest actually sleeps in our room. Their room is quite large so there's plenty of space up there for all their stuff and it works out pretty well. Now that we're having a little boy, I'm wondering how we'll set things up as they get older. He'll be rooming with us for the foreseeable future and our youngest daughter will completely move up with her sisters. At some point though, I would like to regain complete use of *my* bedroom lol.

 

Our house is really old and even though there are 3 bedrooms, one is more like a storage room and since it's part of what was once an attic, the ceiling is sloped so there is nowhere to put a bookcase or anything like that. We rent, so we'll probably live here for a few more years and then hopefully be able to buy something with more useable space.

 

At some point, I'd like to give my oldest her own room (she just turned 13) and it's likely the littlest two or possibly three (my now 8 & 4 year olds and the new baby) will share.

 

So, how do you have your kids spaces set up? Do they share? Have you had experience with boys and girls sharing a room? Just wondering what's working for other families since it's something we've never had to think about before!

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My boy and girl have shared a room for years. My son will be 9 in February and my daughter is 7. When we moved into this house, my daughter was 3 and we set-up the pack and play in my son's room because the other room was being used by Grandma for a few weeks. They enjoyed sharing a room so much that we never moved her out and eventually purchased a bunk bed for the two of them. 

 

I think it helps that they are close in age and they have always played together. My son enjoys talking to my daughter before they go to sleep, so I'm not sure when we'll separate them. It's likely not that far off, I'm assuming age 11 he might not want to share with her because he'll want to have friends over. 

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