This week the Little Man moved into his own room.
Now you may think that being five years old he would have been in there sooner but it wasn’t quite so simple. We have lived in this house for nearly two years now, but before we were living in a much smaller house and the kids didn’t have their own rooms.
When I met my partner and we decided to have a baby we knew there wasn’t really room but my older two were already teenagers so we figured it wouldn’t be too long before they were making their own way in the world. That was plan A. Plan B was to divide our huge bedroom into two. Of course, Plan B always seemed the most likely, particularly when the next baby arrived and the two older ones were not going anywhere.
The division of the room was not too difficult, the main problem was having to replace one of the windows. However, before we got around to this, the next baby was on his way! We had a problem. Three bedrooms, four adults and three kids. Time to move.
So, we moved into this house and the girls wanted a room together, which meant the Little Man could have a room to himself. Only, when we moved in we used his room to dump all the stuff that we didn’t know where else to put. We kept saying we’d sort it, but he had his little bed in our room and after sharing with all three kids, sharing with one wasn’t so bad. (Plus, I loved it when he’d wake in the night and come into my bed for a cuddle) So I didn’t rush. I guess, I wanted to keep him as my baby too, it was hard to let go.
Then he turned five. He kept asking to move into his own room and we couldn’t hold back any longer. It took us just two days to get his room ready. It still needs painting, but as it’s been unused the magnolia walls are still clean and bright in there so no rush for that. He has a new bed and new curtains but we still need to get some new furniture.
I kept his toddler bed in my room in case he had trouble sleeping.
The first night I checked in on him five times throughout the night. He didn’t wake once.
In the morning, he waited for me to go in and tell him it was time to get up.
He loves his new room. He plays in there with his toys,
He sleeps in there like a real big boy.
And for the first time in ten years we have no children in our room!
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