The time has finally come. Samantha has been ready for a while, we’ve just been waiting for Ella and Penny to get a little older. The time is now and I am so excited.
We’ve moved all three girls into the same room!
Samantha and Ella started sharing right before Penny was born. Due to the expected multiple night wakings of an infant, we kept Penny in her own room. But, Penny’s old enough to share and Ella’s big enough to move out the toddler bed, so they’re shacking up.
Sammy has a trundle bed. Right before our Mammoth trip, I got the mattress for the trundle and moved Ella there. She loves her big girl bed (the new Tianna sheets help with that), and it’s low to the floor, so I don’t have to worry about her falling out of bed. (She did once in Mammoth on a twin. Not fun, although she made an impressively loud thud.) We changed Ella’s toddler bed back into the crib and moved Penny into their room Saturday night.
That leaves Penny’s room free. (Once we get rid of the other crib and maybe get a different dresser in there.) It will then become the playroom. All the toys and junk that clutter up our main living space will get moved into that room. Hopefully it will help keep the clutter isolated and I can just close doors if I don’t want to see the mess. Yay!
We only have to get through the transition. Ella’s been really fighting bedtime lately and not being quiet until about 9 p.m. Sammy can fall asleep with the noise, and Penny does in her own room, but I’m expecting some issues the first couple of weeks.
However, reclaiming some of our living space will be well worth it, I think. The baby years are coming to an end here, and I have to say, I am more than ready.
Do your kids share a room? How’s it working for you? Anyone have 3 in one room? Any tips?