Families all over the world are doing it. Shoot, I have TONS of friends that do it. So why am I getting so nervous? What's the "it" that I'm getting all freaked about? Room Sharing! My boys are almost 5 and 2. This December, if not sooner, we will move our youngest into his "big boy room" which he will share with his brother. My oldest can't wait. He wants his little brother in there NOW! And while I love seeing all the inspirational photos of how others have done it, I have questions. A lot of questions.
-How does room sharing work?
-Do they take naps at the same time? (Not that my oldest will be taking naps at 5 years old, but he does do "room time" a lot while my youngest is asleep. It helps me keep my sanity and gives him his space that he needs too.)
-Will they have to go to bed at the same time every night?
-What happens when one of them cries out at night or worse... one of them gets sick?
-Do I move most of the toys out of their room and into the playroom?
-Will they keep one another up at night or have a hard time going to sleep?
-How will I keep my youngest in his bed when we will most certainly want to be up top (bunk beds) with his brother?
The big move is more than six months away and I am already panicked. Pathetic right? Don't misunderstand me, I really want my boys to share a room and I really want a guest/craft room. And, I'm totally inspired by all the cute photos I see of others who apparently do this with no problems at all. I'm just anxious, worried, nervous, scared and a little concerned about the unknown. I can be a bit of a control freak, even though I know I have very little control over much of anything in this world. So, there it is. I've laid it all out for you - the ugliness and excitement of it all. Do you have any tips or insight that could help me calm my nerves? Do your children share a room? HELP! Oh, and Happy Monday to you. xo