7.03.2009

Sharing...


How fun is this nursery? We've been considering having EZ E and his soon-to-be sister share a room (at least while they're little). This definitely makes that possibility look cuter than I'd been imagining. Plus, are they really going to care when they're so little? Does anyone out there have little ones who share a bedroom? How's it working?

4 comments:

compulsively compiled said...

Hi, when our youngest was born she was closest in age to our son (then 3 1/2) they shared a room until she was about 3. It could have worked longer but she's a bit bossy and doesn't sleep a lot so she started driving him crazy.

I am one of four children. As children, my siblings and I traded rooms often even up our pre-teen years it was all about who was getting along and it was our choice. We didn't have decor to factor in to the equation. Our mother didn't do that(decor I mean).

DreamArc said...

Mine were 2 1/2 years apart and shared a room for a year a half with smoky green walls, which I love for children...and for me :)

At that young of an age, I think they were comforted with another human being in the room. I worried about the baby waking up his sister at night, but it wasn't a problem.

Bree said...

In theory, our 6 week old boy and almost 3 year old girl are sharing are room, but in reality, its just his clothes and bassinet in there, since we're co-sleeping right now. We have a small two bedroom house, so eventually they will really be sharing. My theory on bedrooms is they are for sleeping (we don't even keep toys there, just a small selection of bedtime books and her favorite baby dolls for snuggling), so her room isn't super-decorated. I'm saving that energy for the basement play room when we get that together.

I grew up in a family of 7 and shared a room with up to two of my sisters until I was 17. Which sisters was usually determined by who was getting along and Mom's tolerance for our arguing. At certain ages, some of my younger siblings shared with the opposite gender, since other than the first two girls, it was boy-girl-boy-girl-boy.

This was in the 80s, when it was uncommon to have a large brood, but most of my friends shared rooms with a sister. And the baby boomers often crammed 7-10 kids into 3 bedroom post-war tract houses.

All during my pregnancy, people looked at me like I was crazy when I said they'd share a room (we didn't find out gender), whether it was a boy or a girl. I'm not sure when it became a requirement for each kid to have their own room!

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Thanks for the advice, everyone! :) Abbey

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