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Over romanticising? Bedroom sharing

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Mummyinggnome Sun 09-Oct-11 21:24:10

Opinions please!
We're moving house -and country soon. I was thinking that it might be a nice idea for our three dc's aged 4,3 and 1 to share a bedroom. They're all v close friends... Am I seeing the world through rose tinted spectacles or do you think it's a good idea for a bit whilst they're little?

usingapseudonym Sun 09-Oct-11 22:13:16

My 2 will have to after newborn is out of our room... no space! I'm really hoping it can be a good thing..... I'm not sure I'd do it by choice unless I had a huge room and could put some room divider (just ikea bookcase type things) in.

effingwotnots Sun 09-Oct-11 22:25:38

Mine live sharing (thank god). They'd hate their own room smile

effingwotnots Sun 09-Oct-11 22:25:57

*love blush

funnypeculiar Sun 09-Oct-11 22:29:08

Ds & dd share (7 & 5) & have done since dd was about 2. They love it, and ds sniffs if we suggest he might like his own room. They do talk when they should be Going to Bloody Sleep though....

roisin Sun 09-Oct-11 22:29:33

My two shared a room for about 9 years I think. From ds2 being 6 weeks old, even though we had the space and they could have had a room each.

funnypeculiar Sun 09-Oct-11 22:30:57

And listening to them chatting is adorable <for a while>

2kidsintow Mon 10-Oct-11 18:14:43

Mine have a room each, and it does help them get to sleep in the week as they can't lie chatting and keep each other awake. At the weekend, when things are more relaxed they always decide to share the room.

Having separate rooms is nice, until they become a bit territorial about it. "Get out of my room," is a pet peeve of mine.

JaneBennet Tue 11-Oct-11 13:53:12

My two share (8 & 5) and in general it's lovely. I do feel that DS is going to need his own space before too long though, although it will break DD's heart! They do chat at night sometimes but DD usually goes to sleep within a few minutes of 'lights out'.

I'd do it. Good luck!

swampster Tue 11-Oct-11 13:55:28

Sharing is great. My three share a bedroom so there's just one bedtime and one lot of bedtime stories!

HenriettaFarthingay Tue 11-Oct-11 14:06:00

We'd a three bedroom house when my fourth child (third daughter) was born, so she was in with her two sisters for a couple of years till we moved, which allowed the oldest girl to have a room of her own. Within a week she'd moved back in with her sisters!

tostaky Tue 11-Oct-11 17:06:25

My two DS share and there’s no problems wirth it. And DC3 will move in in their bedroom with them when he/she is born! I do have two rooms for the kids though, smaller is the bedroom and the bigger one a playroom.

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