That is the question.
I love the idea of the girls sharing a room; giggling, sharing secrets, and creating sweet memories of their years here together in our house. In my mind, it looks something like this:
But in reality, now that Caroline is in a big girl bed, there isn't much space left in their room, not to mention their closet. The bedrooms in our house were definitely intended for only one person.
With both girls in one room, the setup is very similar to this picture: a pair of twin beds with a dresser in the middle. But that is all there is room for.
And don't even mention nap time. The one afternoon that I allowed them to nap in the same room, no one had a nap. They were mousely quiet for about 45 minutes and I thought they were sleeping until I heard four little feet jumping off of a bed and onto the floor. When I opened the door, I found the room was a total disaster and they were both wide awake. So for now, Anna Cate has to rest in a seperate room.
We have a playroom and three children bedrooms in our house and it seems silly to have two empty bedrooms, while the girls are literally squeezed into one bedroom together.
So for all these little reasons, it makes the most sense to put them each in their own room except for one really big reason.
They love being together.
Some nights when we check on them, we find Caroline curled up in Anna Cate's bed, fast asleep holding hands with her big sister.
Be still my beating mama heart.
I'm trying to decide what we are going to do so I can either decorate their room with matching bedding or seperate them and decorate their own rooms individually to their personalities.
Did anybody share a room with a sibling growing up and if so, did you enjoy it? Or would have preferred to have your own space?