And it was.
For about 6 months...
We painted it. We bought her new bedding. We made her sleep downstairs in her own room. We set guidelines- she had to sleep in her own room if she had school the next day.
Bedtime became a battle. She had no problems going down to her room during quiet time and was even fine leading up to bedtime. However, when the time came for lights to be out, the tears came. She begged to sleep on the couch, the floor, anywhere but her own bedroom.
I wasn't sure I wanted her to share a room with her younger sisters. I remembered the "issues" Mistic had with her younger sisters always touching her things.
Here's the thing. Since the beginning of the year I have felt God changing me and that has flowed to my family. I've seen us grow closer to each other and learn how to handle each other (and our flaws) in a better way. There are more teaching moments and less just accepting it as "normal". Mistic has slept on the floor, switched with her siblings and one of them have laid on the floor, or she's slept on the couch every night since May!
It's made me very happy!
I want my children to have such a great relationship. Mistic is 9 and wants to sleep in the same room as her 6 1/2 and 8 year old sisters!
So what's a mom and dad to do?
After 1 1/2 years, we finally decided to BUY BUNK BEDS!
In order to make sure we don't crowd the room, I invested in a few things...
In case you were wondering, the girls are sharing only one small dresser and there is a small plastic container under the bunk beds that contain Mistic's undergarments! Other than that, everything is hanging!
It's important to teach your kids how to love each other and how to treat one another and for us, this is one way we can do that! Plus, it's something they want!
What's the bedroom situation at your house?
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The Better Mom Mondays
The Modest Mom
Mama Moments Monday