Monday, April 12, 2010
Sometimes I wish I could cover my room in super soft comfy mattresses.
The whole room.
Then we could all sleep in there.
No musical beds.
No crying out about - bad dreams, sore legs, scared, thirst
No two hours at night rotating between rooms at bedtime. No reassurances needed at the cot, no laying on my bed with Miss G, no singing in another room to Miss A (the only person who will ever ask me to sing), chat time with Miss K, favourite books in different beds, waterbottles, tooth brushing and sometimes returnings - returned to their beds.
And think of what I could do with the spare rooms!
A study, Toy Room, Craft room.. the options are limitless.
When we had international students living with us the three girls shared a room.
I can't tell you the incredulous looks I would get from people when I said I had 3 in a room. When I was pregnant with number 4 I would joke 'can I squeeze 4 in a room?" Pretty much amounts to child abuse these days. (Don't joke The Mr shared a room with his 3 brothers at one stage - two sets of bunks and he turned out ok :)
The girls didn't complain, in fact they were a little sad when I split them. They rarely went in their room except to sleep anyways. I don't have teenagers needing space trying to avoid us (yet!)
But as with everything I seem to suffer from split personality - I do like my space so alas the dreams of a sumptous pillow filled room may go unfilled. Though I do know families who do it. I applaud them. I am secretly jealous. Because if I am going to get a visitor or two every few nights - I might as well have a BIGGER BED! A bed the size of the whole room!
Or if I had the money I would buy 4 of these little beds or these or two of these as bunks and line the girls up in one room ala` Madeline . -
`In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines lived twelve little girls in two straight lines.`
Ahh Bed wars - where would any parent be without them?
Really all I want is to hop in a bed for a long long time :)