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#31 of 34 Old 10-14-2005, 09:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Milkymommi
In response to the pp... I believe that only applies to government housing projects that are obviously regulated. My dh grew up in a housing project and his Mama still lives there, those are definately the rules. However I don't believe that applies to those who are living independant of a housing authority. (unless maybe DCF is involved with a family as they love to make a big fuss about stuff like that)

To the op... We have 3 kiddos who share a room Well, technically anyway- our youngest ds who is almost 4 is actually still in our bed but does have a bed in the other room and opts to use the floor in there occasionally :LOL but mostly he is still with us.

We have bunkbeds for our almost 9 yo dd and our almost 7 yo ds (all have b-days soon!) dd has the top bunk and that is her private place. The boys couldn't care less at this point about space or privacy. Up till now we have had no problems at all with them sharing a space, the only thing we've encountered as of recent is dd needing a private place to dress... she has become VERY modest as would be expected with her age and all. She WILL NOT dress in front of anyone, not even Daddy anymore. So she retreats to the bathroom, no biggie. I think if given the choice she'd love her own room but since it's not an option right now it's not an issue. It never gets brought up at all by anyone and they all seem content.

I think it's an issue that will probably need to be guaged individually according to each child needs. Some kids may be able to stay a long time together while others might not be able to hack it. There's always the ever famous personality clash as they grow up and maybe other issues. So all in all I say go for it and see what happens over time, you'll be fine for at least a good 10 years I would imagine.
My cousin and I shared a room up until we were preteens when we were visiting my Grandma, and we loved it. Many nights were spent telling each other ghost stories.
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Quite common in the old days, esp when people had a dozen or more kids. Both my parents were from large families that shared rooms. No big deal. Watcha gonna do when you have 15 kids?
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My brother and I shared a room until we were around 8 and 9. Then, our family moved into a new house where we each had our own room.

He got a new bunk bed to go with his new room, and I often slept on the top bunk. As we got older I did so less and less, I probably stopped around the early teenage years.

I'm appreciative that my brother didn't mind, knowing that I could go settle into the top bunk whenever I wanted was a great comfort to me as a child.
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My DHs family owned three apartment buildings.

They would live in one unit and manage everything else.

DH shared a room with his sister and his brother until they were grown.

That is the way it was. No problems, as far as he knew.

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