third bedroom is 5 1/2 foot by 9 1/2 foot, with sloped ceiling (no room for bunk beds), too small for double bed, so We can't take the room. My 10 yr old girl is in there at the mo. My 2 boys age 4 1/2 & 6 are in the biggest room, but where do we put his kids on weekends & holidays? He has 2 GIRLS age 12 & 6 1/2. They don't fit in my daughter's room, can't share with my boys, and the boys can't have small room either as you can't put bunk beds in there. Council wont give us anywhere bigger, where do we put them??!! Should note OH about to move in when we resolve this issue.
His eldest HAS to have her OWN bed due to possible damage to her cochlear implant (baha box??) from her wriggly little sister! His first ex (OR her family) won't give him anything in writing about shared custody, nothing done thru court, as she will get less maintenance if she puts it in writing! Private rent for a 4 bed in my area is £1200 PCM...my current rent is £412 every 4 weeks! Council only gives out 1 house/child on basis of Child benefit book only, both his exes have council places on basis of his kids, therefore council will only give us larger house if one (or both) of his exes gives up their council place! Front room has to have dining table in, not even room to pull out sofabed! can fit 2 armchairs & a beanbag in front room, no sofa.
Could you get one of those beds that zip to make a double and have them as twins for the girls to sleep in your room? You on sofa bed when they stay?
This would be a solution but I would think carefully about setting out to be turfed out of your bed when they stay, DH and I did this for 3 years to accomodate visits from DSD, but it is wearing and did impact on my attitude to the stays (my bad, I know!).