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November 4th, 2010, 01:13 PM
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One of our friends told us that our other "friend" was commenting on how terrible it was that our kids have to share bedrooms-seriously? I have to share a room, what's the big deal? They have just two kids, a boy and a girl-I think they're just jealous. What a thing to say. Weirdos.
We have to share the van and the truck and the camper, what's wrong with sharing a room when they have their own beds?
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November 4th, 2010, 03:09 PM
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My kids share rooms.. the 2 boys share and the 2 girls will share once Savannah sleeps through the night and moves out of our room. I don't see what the big deal is.. Growing up I didn't even have a bedroom at all until I was 17.. LOL
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November 4th, 2010, 03:10 PM
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Nothing. I am 37 and I have never had my own room LOL! All my kids share.
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November 4th, 2010, 03:46 PM
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My kids share, it is apart of life. All three of my girls actually want to be in the same room. I am not sure if we ever get a bigger house that they will want to be apart.
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November 4th, 2010, 03:48 PM
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I don't see the big deal either! The girls have shared a room for about 5 months and I don't think they'd want their own rooms again at this point in time, they love chatting at bed time together!
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November 4th, 2010, 06:00 PM
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At our old house, the first five were in one room- 3 girls and 2 boys. Like someone else said, my kids wouldn't want to be split up if somehow a 9 bedroom house fell out of the sky! My dad said that too when we were building our little house "will they each get their own room?" I said "if by 'each' you mean 'sex'!" and even that hasn't held true! People are nuts. It is making this country bad. But you might not live here.
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November 4th, 2010, 06:28 PM
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My kids share. Maybe one day we'll have a house where everyone can have their own room, but I've yet to see a house that would have 8 bedrooms in our price range
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November 4th, 2010, 07:40 PM
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I have three girls in one room, one boy in the other and people think it is terrible my 11 yo has to share with a 1 yo. My son doesn't like that he has his own room though and always ends up with someone else My kids would be happy if we all shared one bedroom.
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November 4th, 2010, 08:35 PM
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My Dh had huge issues with kids sharing rooms at first, he is one of two kids so they each had their own rooms. Needless to day he has gotten over it
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November 4th, 2010, 09:49 PM
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I have to say, now that my kids are older I do like that they each have their own rooms (just to have that one on one at bedtime and for keeping their stuff organized). That said, the world would not have ended if they had to share a room untill they moved out. I had 3 in one room for years.
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November 5th, 2010, 07:51 AM
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My kids share a room. 2 in each room. The bedrooms are large and they all have their own beds. DH had four kids and at one time lived in a 2 bedroom house. They all had to share one room.

I only had two kids in my family, so we each had our own room most of the time. Occasionally, to save on heating/cooling bills - we shared a room and loved it.
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November 5th, 2010, 11:37 PM
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Nothing. Sharing is a valuable life skill.
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November 6th, 2010, 08:12 AM
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At the moment..Kaeden has his own room and the twins are sharing. BUT Gran Gran is buying the boys bunkbeds for Christmas so once we get them set up.. Kaeden and Wyatt will be sharing. Emerson will have her own room until I decide it's time to move Lydia out of our room. Then she and Emerson will share.
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November 6th, 2010, 10:48 AM
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My 2 oldest boys share a room. We considered moving Jacob(the oldest) into the nursery and redecorating, once Caleb is old enough for a regular bed, and bunking Isaiah and Caleb together, but Jacob likes sharing a room.
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November 6th, 2010, 11:52 AM
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Nothing is wrong with it, but if you have never had to share a room I could see where the thought of sharing would be "terrible" mine share, there are 8 kids and 3 rooms (outside of mine and hubby).

The older 2 girls share and recently we moved their younger sister in with them. The 2 older boys have a room and the 2 younger boys have a room and the baby is with me. Even though we moved my younger DD in with the older girls she still sleeps in with the 2 "younger" boys(one of the boys is actually her older brother).
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November 6th, 2010, 12:55 PM
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my kids have always shared rooms, even when we had enough rooms for all the kids to have their own. Now my boys are in one room and my girls at the moment are in another. They are constantly begging to have 'sleep overs' together. Saffi is going to have her own room for a few months but once this baby boy is sleeping through the night, He'll move in with her and they wil share for a few years
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November 7th, 2010, 06:08 AM
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as a child i never had to share a room because i was an only child, but having 4 kids my kids do share, right now i have 2 kids in one room and 2 kids in another, when we move into a bigger place next year my daughter (5) will have her own room and the 3 boys will share a room. If we had a big enough place where they could have their own rooms they would all be in the same room, probably the same bed.
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November 7th, 2010, 04:53 PM
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I know one thing - it makes transitioning into a freshman dorm room much easier.
We've got 8 and I've even converted my first floor office into a room for the oldest two so we wouldn't have to have two rooms with three each.
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November 7th, 2010, 05:15 PM
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I grew up sharing a room, sometimes, even with one of my brothers EEK! When I shared with my sister, we even shared a bed. In college, I shared a room with 3 other girls. I then got married and shared a room with my DH. My kids now all share rooms except my ds (because he's the only boy) but he begs all the time to sleep in the girls room. We even have a spare room and no one wants to use it. Growing up, my cousins (12 of them) just had these big 2 rooms that everyone had bunkbeds in. I always wanted to sleep over at their house and stay in their room.
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November 7th, 2010, 07:02 PM
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I know that everyone said this already but NOTHING is wrong with it. In fact...we have two kid rooms....the two older girls are in one and my son is in the other (Olive is still in our room).....They would prefer to all sleep in one room all the time LOL...Elzie likes to sleep in their room with them (even if it IS pink LOL).....He wants to share with Olive when she moves out of our room....I think it's cute and sweet...and like others said...a valuable life skill....

And...rooms are for sleeping...why does each person need their own room so that they can sleep alone? It's just a bed....
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