About two weeks ago, I brought up the toddler bed to introduce it to Sarah. She hasn't loved it yet so we also have the crib set up. A couple times, Arianna has slept in the little bed (she is too big for it!) but has quite enjoyed sharing that space with Sarah. A part of me is wondering if Andrea (at 10.5 years old) needs that unshared bedroom and maybe it's time for the two littlest ones to share. The only other way to give each kid their own space is for me to pack up a room full of scrapbooking materials, sewing machines, fabric and crafting supplies and give Arianna that room. Being kind of selfish, I don't want to give up that room. I like my own craft space and it's good for me to have a place for me to hang out.
Arianna does think it's a good idea to share with Sarah... maybe it is?
- By having the two little girls share a room, it allows Arianna to be the *big* sister
- By letting Andrea have her own room, she is able to be the biggest sister and feel grown up
- Sarah can also then enjoy being with HER big sister and start learning to share that space