...who was bringing up three very lovely girls..." Aaaah the Brady Brunch - happy children, sharing bedrooms!
Last night was a milestone in our house... our two little ones moved into the same bedroom AND the sides came off the cot of our nineteen month old son. It's like ripping off a band-aid I've decided. Done in one mammoth effort - face the demons now, and reap the sound-sleeping rewards later!! Mmmmm Hmmmm. Lets not mention how many times I was up settling last night - a yo-yo would be a good comparison. At least the three year old was able to call out and warn us when her brother fell out of bed. Twice. And continued sleeping on the floor (yep, true! Might need to purchase that cot rail afterall?!) Hopefully last night was not a sign of things to come... ofcourse I knew there'd be some teething issues as they get used to sharing a space. But it's all for a worthy cause... baby number three arrives in a few months, and something tells me we're going to have our hands full...! So having this one thing 'ticked' off the list beforehand would be perfect! Therefore, all fingers and toes are crossed that they acclimatise quickly & this pregnant mummy can get a few solid hours of sleep over the coming nights! (but I won't say that too loudly for fear of jinxing myself!)
I remember with great fondness, sharing a room with my own younger sister. Even when I - being the eldest - got to move into my very own room, I still spent quality hours playing with my two younger siblings in their shared room. Bunk beds are always a winner for imaginative playtime, some days they're a pirate ship, while others they're an awesome launchpad for jumping that huge distance to the cushion-covered floor! I'll be sure, at some point (for nostalgias sake) to let my own children enjoy them too! But right now, my biggest obstacle is to make a very girly, pink-enhanced room, a place where a little boy wants to also spend his time. It's a work in progress, but pink pom-poms are being replaced with rockets & 'vroom vrooms' and it's slowly coming together. Plus, I'm HUGELY enjoying the decorating process - and that counts for something!