Monday, October 06, 2014

Sharing a Room

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).

And so, Addie's old room is now called the "Dance, Playroom, Music Room" and contains all of the girls' toys.

And Ellie's old room is now called the "Kids Room" and contains the beds and all of the girls' clothing.

You would not believe how excited they are. I'll give you a hint. Daddy is out of town and NEITHER girl asked if they could sleep with me last night. Trust me, that's saying something.

Here's to hoping Daddy isn't too upset when he returns...

1 comment:

Salina said...

We put bunk beds and trundle beds in both kids' rooms for this very reason. They like sleeping together so they have 'sleepovers' several times a week and pick a room to sleep in. Bonus - They leave us alone!