My boys are not entirely used to sharing a room, but because of circumstances they have been since we moved into the new house. It’s not ideal by any means, of an evening the youngest is over tired and grumpy but we cannot get him to settle until he sees his brother in the bed next to him! Then of a morning one or the other will wake exceptionally early and disturb the deep sleeper next to them, so neither of them are getting adequate sleep.
I am desperate to get hubbie cracking with the next bedroom so we can get back into a proper routine again. It’s going to be a fair bit of work, but whilst he does the manual labour I will do the online shopping for the nice bits to finish the room off!
He can get covered in the nasty lath and plaster horsehair like the last ceiling that came down and I can take credit when the room looks beautiful with lovely furniture… the new radiator sticks out like a sore thumb!
Seeing as they have had each other for company they might need to adjust to being apart all over again. They might miss each other a tiny bit, in between all the early awakenings and quarrelling. I will get youngest a night-light to feel more settled of an evening. It would be hard to feel frightened with a cute friendly dinosaur glowing softly beside your bed; this one from Baby Dino.com is adorable.
It’s all in the details when completing a room, so I like looking at accessories to finish it off. He has had to wait so long for his own space, he is very aware he is only sharing until his room is ready and I think he wants a more permanent solution so he can spread out his own toys and not get lectured by his brother!
We are already using a portable blackout blind just like this one from Baby Dino.com, we have yet to measure up for curtains and blinds in all the new rooms. It’s a great temporary solution although for ease I would like to have a proper blind eventually! All in its own time I should say to myself, as my mum keeps reminding me we had a five-year plan to get sorted in the house, I might feel better if everything had a proper place.
I think the Silver Cross Porterhouse Wardrobe would help us store the rest of his unboxed bits and bobs that are spilling out all over the house. It would be fabulous to finally give the boys their own space to enjoy their separate interests. Eldest likes reading and playing Pokémon on his 3DS and youngest likes emptying drawers and making “inventions” with the contents.
So you see if making wish lists is all I can do for now at least I can imagine how the house will finally look when its returned to its former glory.