Right after Thanksgiving 2007, we moved Zachary into Benjamin’s room, much to the delight of the children. They giggled and laughed and talked, each according to his own ability.

Well, it’s two years later and the party is over.  Zachary has had it up to here with a three-year-old jumping into his bed, talking, and generally making a nuisance of himself.  He is five, and he wants his own room.

Fortunately, there is another sibling standing in the on-deck circle, more than willing to step up to the plate and share a room with Benjamin.  So, two nights ago, for the first time, we moved Benjamin into Lilah’s room here at the grandparents’ house.  The first night went surprisingly smoothly, with neither saying or doing much.

But, now, it’s time to get this party started.

I did manage to get Benjamin out of Lilah’s crib, where they were jumping and laughing together.  But it took another 45 minutes to get them to settle down.  I know in a few days, they will be used to it and calm down a bit.  Maybe in two years, Benjamin will be asking for his own room.  For right now however, I’m just thrilled he’s stopped punching his sister for an entire hour.

12 responses to “Roomies

  1. Very cute. I’m sure that she’s thrilled!

  2. My girls share a room and are separated by five years. I’m always amazed by how much they find to talk about, especially late at night when they should be sleeping.

  3. Mine went in a continual cycle of room sharing – 2 with 1, 2 with 3 even once 1 with 3. Made for very close siblings, but yes rather a lot of giggling and furniture destruction!

  4. maybe this will help them bond. 😉

  5. My girls have always shared a room and have a blast doing so.

  6. Give ’em about 7 years. They’ll be drawing lines down the middle of the room with markers.

  7. I’m considering moving my 1-year-old into my 4-year-old’s room. But, I have to be honest, I fear the adjustment period. Maybe the only thing for it is to give it a try, and see how it goes.

    I’m thinking peaceful, sleepy thoughts for you. 🙂

  8. I shared a room with my younger sister (#2 out of 3 of us) for a while. Good times. Especially telling her about the monster in the closet that ate the kids on the bottom bunk (where she slept) first because they were easier to grab.

    Mom was NOT amused.

  9. So sweet! I think every kid should get to experienc sharing a room with a sibling for at least a little while!

  10. Emily! I can’t believe you moved already. And so calmly. I’ve been freaking out for the last forever, and here you are all calm and cucumber like. Will you please share some of your aplomb?

    Benjamin and Lilah sounds like a wickedly cute combination. (emphasis on wicked, naturally)

  11. Aww, now that’s adorable. Not so adorable is the lack of sleep, I’m sure, but still.

  12. How fun that they share and like it!