As I mentioned, my sister and I shared a room for many years, with only 3 years between us it made sense. We had our own bedrooms, until my youngest brother (the fourth child) came along, which resulted in me and Lucy sharing, but over time as we moved into bigger houses, we each had our own bedrooms by the time we reached teenage years. I remember being up at night talking complete nonsense and gibberish, we'd even make up our own language and pretend to talk to each other in it, I'm sure we were quite the pain to our parents who just wanted us to go to sleep - but they are some nice memories that I most definitely wouldn't have had, had we not shared a bedroom. So, will my boys get to experience the same, and if so, when? I do hope at some point Noah and Patrick will share a bedroom, I feel it's almost a vital part of growing up. They'll learn to co-operate with each others wishes and needs - I know, I know, I'm being incredibly optimistic here, they'll probably fight like cat and dog and all I'll here is 'Muuuuum, tell him' down the stairs every five minutes. There bedtime will be a similar time as they're so close in age, so in a few years I really can't see there being any huge issue with room sharing.
I have definitely had a good nosy on pinterest to source out what style of bedroom would work for them, we currently live in a three bedroomed house, and I would ideally like for their bedroom to be a place for slumber and comfort and then what would be our spare room, to be turned into a crazy, colourful playroom that they can go wild in. Either room isn't exactly spacious, but I think as parents we all know a pinterest hack or two too make the most of space. I've shared below some of the styles I really love the look of, but of course it will ultimately come down to what the boys have interests in at that age. Sharing a room isn't something I would do from their current age, as Patrick is just a baby he does sometimes wake, albeit rarely, and I wouldn't want that to disturb Noah as it seems a little unfair. Though if I'm honest, that boy could most definitely sleep through a hurricane - he takes after his father. I know a lot of people see it a little unfair to make children share when you have the space, but I am noting it all down to a character building experience for them both. What's the worst that can happen? Well, I've asked some fellow bloggers who's little ones do share to let me know how they think it's benefited their family.
Natasha from Mummy and Moose said 'In our old house my son and daughter shared and they were so close, it was lovely to see how well they got along'
Sarah from The Parenting Trials explained how 'I have a three year old boy and a five year old girl that share, and it has been hard at times. But, they love having each other for company, if one of them wakes in the night or in the morning, they climb into the others bed. It's very cute to see'
Rebecca from Mum of a Premature Baby let us know that 'My four year old boy and two year old girl share. They settle well knowing that they're together and a huge positive for me is that when they wake up at the crack of dawn, they'll play quietly with toys together before waking me'