We visited two families in China whose kids share a room, leaving another room free for playing. This idea was inviting to our kids, so much so that they requested to share a room. I just spent an hour rearranging things and I have to say it's a much better use of space! Of course now I have to go to IKEA to get some storage containers (those Swedes - so good with the space solutions!) and I admit I'm a little sad that they no longer have rooms that are coordinated to look like Pottery Barn ads. But last night Ethan begged to sleep in Megan's room because he was lonely, so I think this will be a blessing in the end. Ask me in a week how it's going.
10 years ago