I am the middle of three girls. Growing up, I shared a bedroom with my big sister. We had matching olive green chenille bedspreads and seventies floral wallpaper. When we were young we didn’t fight and really loved sharing a room. Thankfully, by the time crazy girl hormones started to kick in and arguments became a regular thing, mum and dad had extended and we all had our own little haven to escape to and decorate however we liked.
Whilst our home extension plans remain a bit of a pipe dream right now, my hubby has been ‘lobbying’ to have all three of our boys share one bedroom. The main selling point is it would give us a free space to convert to a dedicated play room – my dream come true. On the down side, it may mean that the two good sleepers we currently savour might lose their mojo thanks to middle sized son, the not-so-good sleeper, who is regularly heard still talking to himself or his toys as late as 10pm, despite being put to bed at 8pm on the dot. And when I say talking, I mean loudly conversing with make believe characters including sound effects and the whole catastrophe.
So I’ve been searching for inspiration and ideas on how to make a room for three work. Thankfully we don’t have the gender issue so that makes it a little easier but we are working with a relatively small space.
I found these and like bits and pieces about each of them.
Do your kids share? How do you make it work?