if any of you had a sister and had to share a bedroom with her growing up, please feel free to share your experience with this!
the reason id like to know is: were moving to a new house in february. its a great house, plenty of room for everyone and 2 story. the only problem is, the bedrooms are tiny! the master bedroom is fine, but the 2 other bedrooms are small. right now there is a crib and toddler bed in it (its my moms house and they're buying a new one so we're renting to own their old one, this is how i know the functional size) and it takes up most of the space.
my children are only 4, 2, and 1 so right now its not a problem. the house is 3 bedroom, my oldest will have her own room (she has a twin size bed, dresser and toy organizer that will probably take up the whole room) and the younger two will share. when they're older ill probably get bunkbeds. but not sure how this is going to work when they're teens and have to share a closet and a dresser!
there is an extra room downstairs, for now it will be the "game room". most of their toys, an extra couch and tv, the computer, hubby's guitars, and such will be in that room. a few years down the road i plan to make it a formal dining room for special occasions. i could most definitely turn it into a bedroom when the children are teenagers, but i dont know if i like the idea of when of them being downstairs and being able to sneak out or whatever in the middle of the night and i cant hear her. i dont think they would, but i know i would feel more comfortable with everyone upstairs. and i dont think hubby would give up our master bedroom and make the downstairs room our room, either. so chances are as teens the younger two will still be sharing.
in your experiences, did this cause any problems/resentments? i know sometimes everyone needs personal space, too, especially teenagers. where will the younger two be able to unwind if she has to share a room with her sister? or am i reading too much into this??
thanks in advance!
Answer by Marwill at 10:29 AM on Jan. 14, 2011
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Answer by Anonymous at 10:35 AM on Jan. 14, 2011
I shared a room with my sister and although I wasn't happy about it to begin with I think eventually it brought us closer. Our mom had just gotten remarried and they had adopted 2 boys from Ghana, there weer a lot of changes and I remember when things would get particularly crazy, my sister crawling in bed with me and we would just talk. Later when we moved to a new house we had a tri level with a bedroom downstairs that was mine. I knew my mom could have made me have a room upstairs and it was a privilege to have that room away from everyone. I had a wonderful relationship with my mom and never felt the need to sneak out, if I wanted to go somewhere I asked and I was a responsible enough kids that my mom usually let me go.
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