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July 29th, 2009, 04:08 AM
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Do your kids share rooms? Do any kids have their own room? And how was it decided who get's their own room?

Hope it is okay that I just jump in. I feel like I did an intro here before but maybe not.

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July 29th, 2009, 05:20 AM
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Well, unless we could afford and 8 BR house, someone has to share! I have boys (+pending baby) in one room and girls in another. I figure if I have to share with a guy, they can share with each other!
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July 29th, 2009, 06:35 AM
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Well, unless we could afford and 8 BR house, someone has to share! I have boys (+pending baby) in one room and girls in another. I figure if I have to share with a guy, they can share with each other!

Ha Ha ...I know I didn't phrase the question very well.

I guess I'm really the most curious about anyone that got their own room and why? I have no idea who should get their own room once we have 4. I know I have tons and tons of time to think about it but I want the bedrooms finished already...I'm sick of things just being in limbo since we moved. Once we know boy or girl for number 4 I want to decorate and be done for a few years - I'm pooped, we moved 4 times in 2 years and I want a finished house already!
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July 29th, 2009, 08:24 AM
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Oh, I see. I didn't understand. No, I don't think anyone would get their own room even if we lived at the White House. It is about being together and bonding and all that. I would have a play room or clothes room before I had a single kid in one room. Or my husband would have an office, since he works from home in our room. Even though our new baby is a girl, she is going in with the boys because the toddler is still in there and he naps and they don't play in there. The girls actually spend time in their room. So in the infant/toddler/preschool ages, I don't think it matters what sex they are to be in together. I don't decorate. I may paint a color I like (or them if they have an opinion) and be done with it.
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July 29th, 2009, 02:16 PM
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My oldest are 17 and 15, a boy and girl, and they eacg have their own room. The rest are paired by gender and age. 11 yo and 9 yoo dd's, 7 yo and 4 yo ds's, and 6 yo and 3 yo dd's. Our youngest, a girl, will be sharing with our 6 and 3 yos because their room is huge and equals two of the others bedrooms put together. The baby (they say it's another girl) will eventually be in there, too. We also have a 1200 sq basment with a bathroom rough in that we will finish and move the older ones down as we go. There is enough room for 4-5 rooms depending on whether we decide to leave some open space (game room) or not. So, by the time that happens, there might just be a couple of empty rooms upstairs so we will spread the younger ones out more.

When they were younger, up until about 5 yo, our oldest two shared a room. I think once they get to be about school aged they do better sharing with the same gender and then once they are teens they do better having their own space. But, obviously I have only dealt with opposite gendered teens so far. Who knows, my 11 and 9 yo girls might do fine together as teens?? I think it all depends on each one's personalities.
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July 29th, 2009, 06:35 PM
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I have four boys. Right now only the youngest has his own room because he's the "baby" (not for much longer). Once he is sleeping in a real bed, he will move in with his 3 brothers. If I had a girl, she'd have her own room. I would split them by gender but I don't have that option!
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July 29th, 2009, 07:32 PM
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My older two (boy and a girl) share because they are so close in age. My younger daughter has her own room for now since she is the baby. What I'd like to do is stay in a four bedroom house and have one room for girls, one for boys, and one for a nursery. If we had to move to a three bedroom though I'd just split them boy/girl. My dh is in the military so we have to move fairly often.
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July 29th, 2009, 07:40 PM
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we live a small 1000=1100 square foot home...only 2 actual bedrooms but we made a third by converting the garage....

My two older girls are in one...my son in another....once Olive is out of our room (aka done nursing at night and has a bed to go to).....she'll share with my son...he's EXCITED to share his room with someone...he dislikes being alone and many times sleeps in the girls room with them.
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July 29th, 2009, 08:20 PM
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We have three girls in one room and the two boys in the other
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July 30th, 2009, 08:48 AM
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In our old house the older girls shared a room, and the baby would have their own room, so there were 3 in one room (it was big) and the baby in the small room (it was tiny). Everyone has their own room now.
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