The Pros and Cons of my Girls Sharing a Bedroom

I’m still umming and errring about my two girls sharing a bedroom at some point. The gremlin has always been keen to share with her sister but I’m not 100% sure yet. I never shared with my brother but my Mum shared with her sister. They fought all the time, as my Mum was neat and apparently her sister was a slob. Fun times eh?

two sisters playing

 

Of course, like with everything when parenting there are pros and cons of them sharing.

The Pros

– Sharing may help their bond and friendship grow even more. Their toys all together, falling asleep together as little friends, not just sisters.

two sisters on a bed

– They may sleep better and fall asleep more easily. With the comfort and reassurance of the other one being there, it may help.

– We have an extra room in the house that can be temporarily used as a spare room or office. Bonus. It could even be my blogging room!

– I can buy some beautiful furniture for their bedroom. Bunk beds, a new wardrobe for their dresses, a chest of drawers. The list is endless. Lifestyle furniture would be perfect for this. They supply some beautiful oak furniture made of quality oak wood, which is beautiful and timeless. The Danbury range provide some gorgeous chests of drawers and bedside tables. Hopefully some oak furniture from Lifestyle would last my girls a long time.

The Cons

– They may be like my Mum and my Auntie and fight a lot. This could make life pretty miserable for us all. My Mum has a distinct memory of bashing her sister around the face with a book. Nice! The girls already wind each other up sometimes and there is a LOT of screaming from Piglet when she gets narked!

– If one is sick or ill and generally wakes, they are likely to wake the other one. Plus they are likely to spread it, especially if one pukes on the other.

– They may get on toooo well and laugh, chat and generally mess around. This may mean late nights and hubby and I going crazy getting them to sleep.

– Two in a room may mean double the mess! Toys and rubbish everywhere? Hmmmm, I’m not so sure!

As you can see the jury is still out! I love the idea of it but the practicalities? Could be interesting!

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  1. Kayleigh Watkins
    November 17, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    My girls are 5 and 8 months, they will have to share In a few years, I’m umming and arrhing to, Megan who is 5 is a nightmare to get to sleep while Mollie who is 8 months sleeps through, although Megan did at her age too and has got worse over the years, she doesn’t like sharing, she tries to mother Mollie now so as soon as she goes near her Mollie shouts at her, I’m absolutely dreading it, I’ve even contemplated turning our dining room into our bedroom so they have a bedroom each and were at least 18 months away from it if not more xx

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