I need a little help.
Zack, who is 10 (11 next month) is currently sharing a room with the almost 2 year old Alexander.
This arrangement worked extremely well until this past November when the Alexander was upgraded to a twin bed due to The Great Crib Escape of 2009.
Since the upgrade, Alexander has adjusted well.
Maybe a little too well.
He loves his new freedom so much that it doesn’t stop him from exploring his surroundings, even if some of the shiny cool looking things aren’t his.
He likes to get into his big brother’s stuff.
He pulls clothes out of the drawers.
Finds whatever he can to stand on to get at Zack’s books, wrestling cards or anything else on top the dresser that catches his eye.
And, if he happens to get up before Zack, you can usually find him turning the lights on and crawling into bed with his brother saying “Hi!”
Now, the boy’s are in the Master Bedroom of our home.
So yes, they have the biggest space in the house.
It’s decorated in Packer colors, complete with Lambeau Field on the ceiling.
That’s how it was when we moved in and since we rent, we can’t change it.
Today, we think we have come up with the perfect solution to our problem.
Zack and the Libby would like to share a bedroom (what is currently the boys room) and give the Alexander his own space to in all honesty, destroy.
Here is where I need help.
Is it okay for an almost 11 year old boy and his 9.5 year old sister to share a bedroom? For the most part the only thing they ever do in their bedroom is sleep.
My thought is as long as they aren’t getting dressed or changing in front of each other everything should be okay. They like to hang out together in there occasionally as it is now just to play on their DS’s or just to escape the Alexander.
Tell me, what are your thoughts?
Do you think this situation would be okay?
(Now, this would only be happening until we move—which we are hoping is this Fall—into a bigger home.)