Astrid - posted on 02/01/2014 ( 1 mom has responded )
From I was born until I was 4 I lived in a two bedroomed flat with both of my parents, and shared a room with my older brother (who is 2 years my senior). The four of us then moved to a three bedroomed house, where my brother and I had a room each until I turned 7, at which point my younger sister was born, and I had to share a room with her. When I was 10, my parents divorced, and my brother, sister, father and myself moved into another three bedroomed house (with me still sharing a room with my sister. When I was 13, we got a four bedroomed house, and we all had a room each, which is how it stayed until we moved out as adults.
Now I live in a four bedroomed house, with each of my daughters having a room each and having a office. My house is connected to my brother and sister-in-law's house through a walkway, above which is my youngest sister's (21 years my junior) room. My brother's house has five bedrooms, only three of which are used. My younger sister and her wife own a two bedroomed bungalow which, door to door, is only 100 yards away from my house. My father and his wife live a five minute drive away.
What are your current living arrangements like compared to those you had as a child? Do you live close to your parents and siblings?