I remember how much I loved to rearrange my room when I was younger. Whether it be changing the color of the room or simply moving my furniture and toys into different corners, it made me happy. However I don't think I EVER asked to share a room with my seestor.
You might be surprised to find out that when Addie and Ellie asked if they could share a room, I said yes. I know I am! What the heck was I thinking??? In my defense, we did talk about my concerns about them not getting along and asked for them to think of solutions of every possible fight I could think of that might result in them sharing a common space. They considered each of my concern and discussed how they would handle those difficult moments if they arise. And they will.
Alas, in the end, I agreed. I couldn't think of a good reason not to. After all, I told them that if it's not working after a month, we'll move things back to the way they were. It's just stuff it can be moved back again. Besides, it gave me a good excuse to do a thorough cleaning of their rooms (no more of these little piles of who-knows-what hanging out in corners).
Here's to hoping Daddy isn't too upset when he returns...