sharing rooms?

Jennifer - posted on 03/24/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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We found out I was pregnant with our 4th child, two days after we closed on our house. I love our house and have no intention on moving. It is a 3 bedroom house and currently my 2 boys are sharing a room, my husband and I of course are sharing a room, and our daughter has her own room. I'm only 3mo. along, so I don't know what I am having yet. I just figured that if it was a girl, she would go in our daughter's room (once she starts sleeping through the night) and if it is a boy, he will go in the boy's room. Some family members, think we are just being horrible, because we expect 3 boys (if it's a boy) to share a room. I know it isn't a huge room, but it is big enough for a bunk bed, a regular bed and a couple dressers with still a little room to play. We have over an acre of land, and a full basement (unfinished so kids can ride bikes) and I think there is plenty of places for the kids to play. We have also decided that we are going to build an extra room in the basement when the kids get older if one wants to move down there. Is it so horrible for boys to share a room? I know it could get a little tight in there, but to me it is just a bedroom. We also live in the country with neighbors who don't care if our kids go fishing in their pond (when they're old enough) or go hiking in the woods.

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Krystal - posted on 03/24/2010

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i thinks its fine, i have 2 sisters and 1 brother and when i was young there was us 3 girls in one room and my brother on his own and my mother in her room, i loved sharing with my sisters. and i will do it with my own children to. i see nothing wrong with it and it isnt horrible, to be honest i have a stronger bond with my 2 sisters because of it. :)

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Katie - posted on 03/24/2010

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My aunt has 3 boys, ages 12, 10, and 8 who insist on sharing a bedroom. They have a separate play room and some land to play on.

Jennifer - posted on 03/24/2010

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thanks ladies, I'm so glad others agree. My two boys love sharing a room. They are 6 and 2 and they have such a close bond. I am kind of hoping for a girl though, just so my daughter has a chance to experience the same thing. It's just hard to shake what family members say sometimes, and it makes you second guess yourself.

Alina - posted on 03/24/2010

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Wow! I would love to be where you are - it sounds fantastic! I'm the oldest of six - four girls and two boys, and we had to share rooms. We had bunk beds most of the time unless we had a room big enough for twin beds. Some of our greatest memories are of sharing our rooms and the laughing and playing in the rooms long after bed time, the closeness. There's nothing wrong with three boys sharing a bedroom. My sister just had her little girl and her three boys share a room - they actually WANT to share b/c it's fun. Go ahead - with all your great land there will be plenty of space for adventures and play. Congratulations on baby #4 - wonderful!

Ericka - posted on 03/24/2010

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i am the youngest of 6, 5 girls and 1 boy and we grew up in a 4 bed house so i totally agree that it is just a bedroom. we didnt have as much land as you do or a basement either and we all turned out fine. i think my relationship with my 2 sisters i shared a room with is better than if we had moved and i had only shared with one of them or none of them. life throws you curve balls and you have to adapt. i do think that if you can add an extra room (if it is a boy) that would be great for when they are older but you never know they may enjoy having someone to help them clean their room :) i hope this makes you feel better about possibly having 3 boys in one room :)

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