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My son and daughter sharing a room... help? ...EDIT... EDIT 2

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Anyone have a boy and girl sharing a room?

We plan on buying or building a new house closer to home within the next 6-12 months. When that time comes, all 3 kids will have their own rooms again.

In the meantime, I am going to take over one of their bedrooms and turn it into a work out room. Our gym equipment is currently spread put throughout the house (bench, weights, elliptical, etc.).

One thing is for sure: we are getting them bunk beds! Our daughter is 7 and our son is 5. They are attached at the hip and get along fabulously. So this will be a welcomed transition.

My problem.. I want to make the bedroom comfortable and fun. I want them BOTH to love it and feel like it's "their room". What are some things I can to do make it boyish and girly?

Looking for some cute ideas for storage, personal space, etc.

Thanks :)

 

Just to answer a few questions:

I live in Canada. We don`t have CPS. We have CAS and it`s not illegal for boys and girls to share a bedroom.

Also, our kids aren`t being forced to share a room. They WANT to. They have been bugging us for bunk beds for ages. So, putting them together in a room is only spoiling them. LOL

 

And HERE is what I think we might build (or buy)! We are thinking it would be better to build something we can take with us.

 


by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 6:54 PM
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Hyman
by Silver Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:56 PM
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I wouldn't do that personally ... You're already thinking of moving so soon
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MommyRJ
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:56 PM
My kids share a room. Because we have no choice right now. Our house is small, my dd wasn't planned at the time. It is what it is. They are 4 & 2 btw.

I think it's a little crazy your doing it for your own gain but.. Have at it.

Anyways.. Their room is alot of line green & orange. DS has a solid blue/turq bed spread, DD has a hot pink/light pink bed spread. Green area rug, multi color window treatment. I just try to keep it solids, but colorful.
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CRAZZYB23
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:57 PM
actually yes it is. lol
look it up.


Quoting danie24:

 


No.   lol


Quoting CRAZZYB23:

isnt that against the law... i forgot what age that its not allowed.

 


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danie24
by Ruby Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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Letting best friends share a room is a parenting fail.. LOL

Gym equipment in one room will just make the house feel more organized and comfortable.

Quoting Anonymous:

Really, you need a whole room for gym equipment but you are making your children share a room? PARENT FAIL.

 

 


ramonafrog
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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I love all the pics of shared gender rooms. Great ideas!
Ignore the negative comments. There's nothing selfish about what you're doing. It's temporary.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:57 PM
No

Quoting CRAZZYB23:

isnt that against the law... i forgot what age that its not allowed.
Dzyre1115
by Desiree` on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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 It is not against the law in any state for natural or legally adopted children to share a bedroom at any age.....that is a myth.

Quoting CRAZZYB23:

???? it is against the law in some states to have opposite sex children to share a bedroom past a certain age.
whats the wtf for?


Quoting Anonymous:

Wtf.



Quoting CRAZZYB23:

isnt that against the law... i forgot what age that its not allowed.

 

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:57 PM
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Check your state laws but I think a lot of these laws about sharing over a certain age are more for Foster children not so much biologically related siblings. I shared with my brother for quite awhile my parents couldn't afford a bigger house. I was 11 and he was 7 before we were finally able to rearrange things and I ended up sharing with my 4 year old sister. I would have preferred to stay with my brother, he was at least old enough to stay on his side and leave my stuff alone. I'd just let them pick their own bedding and use bright colors. Good luck and don't listen to all.the negative people on here, apparently they are perfect and never have to deal with tough situations and make the most of things.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM
It varies state to state. Quit being a hag.

Quoting CRAZZYB23:

actually yes it is. lol

look it up.




Quoting danie24:

 



No.   lol



Quoting CRAZZYB23:

isnt that against the law... i forgot what age that its not allowed.


 


CRAZZYB23
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:58 PM
look it up. yes it is in some states. after a certain age its a nono


Quoting Anonymous:

No



Quoting CRAZZYB23:

isnt that against the law... i forgot what age that its not allowed.

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