Saturday, November 26, 2011

Sharing a Room

I mentioned earlier that Bobby and Maya are now sharing a room.  It's quite the interesting thing around here!

They enjoyed sharing a bedroom while we were on vacation.  When we got back, we discussed it for a few days before deciding to give it a go, but ultimately decided to go for it.

The downsides first.  The kids moved into Bobby's room, which was by far the larger of the two.  But, with the step 2 beds (which we still ADORE), it's definitely a space that doesnt need more furniture!  They have their changing table in the corner by the door, their bean bag chairs stay under the beds unless they are playing with them, and their 3 drawers each moved into the closet.  It's clear to see in the closet that Maya has more clothes!!!  (We get a lot of girl handmedowns but not really boy ones).

The good stuff...  Naps are shorter to start (15 minutes is now a rare long event; I can do them both in easily 5-10 minutes- including a diaper change beforehand) and last longer (up to 2 and a half to 3 hours from 90 minutes to 2 hours).  Bedtime hasnt seen a reduction in duration, but we implemented story time, prayers, and songs while on vacation and it's really nice to do that as a family.  The kids grab their night-night books and we all settle down in the space between their beds.   That part is really nice.  But, after bath, bedtime ritual is still easily an hour (and sometimes more) which I'd like to shorten (namely because I am so tired by the end of the day that I want to collapse into my own bed! :) )

So, all in all, this is really working out for us and we're pretty excited!

And what's going on in Maya's old room?  That's for another post!

1 comment:

Jenn said...

ummmm.... can't wait to know what the plan is for the new 'extra' bedroom!!!