This last week has been a complete blur of time and space, literally. I’m mixing days up and we are playing musical rooms in our house. Aiden will turn 11 soon and has been having a hard time getting time to himself. Søren loves Aiden so much and lives to be in his shadow. It’s the most beautiful thing to see them bond and to watch Søren look up to Aiden as a role model and big brother. At the same time they are 8.5 years apart and it’s not allowing Aiden his own personal space to grow up. For his birthday we are giving him his own room, which will also function as the guest room when we have visitors (Hi Mom!).
We are about halfway through this transition:
The boy’s shared room becomes our master bedroom again.
Our current bedroom becomes Aiden and Søren’s room.
The current office moves to the master bedroom closet to become the closet office, or cloffice.
We will share closets with the boys or utilize the hall closet better.
The old office space becomes Søren’s room.
Aiden’s room becomes his own.
Got it? I’m hoping this will be a better use of space for us, something I’m always evaluating in our not-so-large space.
A portrait of my child once a week, every week in 2014. To see the whole series, click here.
Did you share a room with your sibling(s) growing up? Do your kids share? How did/does it work out for your family?