It’s not ideal having to have two small children sharing the same bedroom, but when you only have a two bedroom house there’s no other choice.
It’s either that, camp out in our bed (not a chance, they fidget far too much and I’d be dangling out of the other side or in a heap on the floor) or the shed (I think that’s frowned upon though, so that’s not an option. Pfft.)
It wouldn’t be so bad if they actually went to SLEEP when they were supposed to.
As the 4 year old takes hours to drop off to sleep and will lie in bed quite happily waffling away to himself for ages, it makes it difficult when his 8 year old brother comes to bed.
He’s the opposite, as the minute his head touches the pillow he is fast asleep. Not so easily achieved when you’ve got your brother kicking your mattress up in the air as you’re trying to sleep (they’ve got bunk-beds) and singing songs.
So the staggered bedtimes have been introduced. The youngest goes at 7pm, the eldest at 8pm. In the vain hope that said youngest is snoozing his little head off by the time eldest gets to bed, otherwise all hell breaks loose with the two of them arguing and winding each other up.
All’s well and good tonight, as we managed to tire them out via games of football and running about at Grandma’s house.
Let’s just hope the rest of the week runs just as smoothly…
If your children share bedrooms, share your secrets to harmony here. Or else just gloat about your big houses with plenty of bedrooms for everyone to have one each, I don’t mind. Although I might do a jealous face……