To think a teenage girl sharing a room with a 6 year old boy isn't fair?

(178 Posts)
lightsnotchanging Fri 25-Mar-16 06:19:40

AIBU to think this isn't really fair? Or is it?

PennyHasNoSurname Fri 25-Mar-16 06:21:09

Depends. You need to give more info.

Are they siblings?

Is it permanent or short term?

lightsnotchanging Fri 25-Mar-16 06:22:14

Yes, siblings on a permanent basis.

honeysucklejasmine Fri 25-Mar-16 06:23:44

There's a difference between fair and necessary. Do they need to share, due to space? In which case it really sucks but oh well. Or is there a spare room she could have, but isn't allowed? In which case it is very unfair.

TippyTappyLappyToppy Fri 25-Mar-16 06:24:21

Totally agree with honeysuckle

curren Fri 25-Mar-16 06:25:43

Sometimes life is unfair.

Fair isn't a right. I presume there are reasons, they are sharing.

PennyHasNoSurname Fri 25-Mar-16 06:26:50

If there are no other rooms then why shouldnt they share? Ideal situation - own rooms if they want it. However we dont live in an ideal world.

lightsnotchanging Fri 25-Mar-16 06:28:33

The other option I'd personally look into if it was my family is three boys sharing, or two younger boys sharing, eldest boy and girl having their own room and a sofa bed downstairs.

I get what you're saying but I'd have been a bit mortified to have shared a room with a younger brother at that age.

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Fri 25-Mar-16 06:31:37

What's your connection to them, lights?

lightsnotchanging Fri 25-Mar-16 06:34:36

Relative smile

IdaJones Fri 25-Mar-16 06:36:31

Does the relative mind?

LittleRedSparke Fri 25-Mar-16 06:37:23

so there are 3 boys? how many bedrooms?

lightsnotchanging Fri 25-Mar-16 06:42:16

Three bedrooms. Yes, three boys and there are actually two girls but one has moved out so just one living there.

curren Fri 25-Mar-16 06:43:24

Maybe the girl doesn't want to have her bedroom in the living room.

Maybe the parents don't want to have to go to bed so their dd can get some sleep.

I go to bed far later than dd. She would be knackered for school if she had to wait til I went to bed.

Fact is, it's non of your business. It's not ideal, nor is it the end of the world.

ChalkHearts Fri 25-Mar-16 06:45:24

My DDs a teenager. I don't think she'd mind one bit.

But it sounds lite it's nothing to do with you.

Scarydinosaurs Fri 25-Mar-16 06:46:38

You have no idea, perhaps she wants to share with him. None of your business unless either/both of the DC express unhappiness and specifically ask for your help.

Eva50 Fri 25-Mar-16 06:47:14

Personally I would have the three boys in the biggest room, girl in the smallest room and parents in the other one. However it's up to them.

19lottie82 Fri 25-Mar-16 06:47:57

I had to share with my half brother who was 9 years younger than me when I visited my dads EOW. It didn't kill me. Not ideal, but they couldn't magic up another bedroom, could they?

Sparklingbrook Fri 25-Mar-16 06:49:31

How does she feel about it? That's all that matters really.

lightsnotchanging Fri 25-Mar-16 06:50:14

Curren I meant the parents.

Maybe they don't want to, but she doesn't want to share her room with her brother but she has to.

It is my business when two relatives are very unhappy but I know in Mumsnet land you can never comment on other people's business, even when it's impacting on the happiness of people you love.

Lottie, bit of a difference between EOW and every single day.

Sparklingbrook Fri 25-Mar-16 06:52:04

Unfortunately sometimes relatives are unhappy but there's nothing you can do about it.

SaucyJack Fri 25-Mar-16 06:52:29

Not ideal, but that's life.

3 kids in one room isn't particularly any better- nor is using the lounge as a bedroom.

Not everyone has the money or space to give their kids a bedroom each.

lightsnotchanging Fri 25-Mar-16 06:52:56

No, but moaning on here can be therapeuticsmile

lightsnotchanging Fri 25-Mar-16 06:54:22

I wouldn't think many people have room for a 6 bed house, but I feel the situation could be managed a bit better.

Sparklingbrook Fri 25-Mar-16 06:54:24

Threads in AIBU about family are rarely therapeutic. confused But hey. it's early.

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