My two older girls SUCK at sharing a bedroom. Like, it’s really bad.
They fight when they wake up, they brawl before bed, they bicker during quiet time. It has me wondering whether it would be better to separate them and put one with the baby, but I am not sure if that’s the solution either. I don’t want one to feel alienated and alone, but I also cannot stand the fighting.
Growing up, I never had to share a bedroom since I just had one brother and we each had our own quarters. I suppose that since we have three girls I harboured dreams of them whispering into the night through their bunk beds and braiding each other’s hair in the morning as they got ready for school. Ha! Haaaaaaa!!
Since they fight so much, I don’t know if it would be better to give them a bit of space from each other and put them in different rooms, or, if they need to learn to just suck it up and get along at all costs. I want them to have a lasting, meaningful friendship as they age, but I’m not sure how best to foster that. Would absence make their hearts grow fonder, or should they fight their way to sisterly love?
Do you insist that your kids share a bedroom, or do you think it’s healthy for them to have their own?