How do you handle the bedroom situation?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-07-2011
How do you handle the bedroom situation?
Thu, 04-04-2013 - 2:45pm

I was curious how others handle the bedroom situations with all the kids.  We try to be fair, but it's hard not to get somebody's nose out of joint.  You want everyone to feel like they have a place, even if they are only there a few nights every other week.    How do you arrange yours?


Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Fri, 04-05-2013 - 3:22pm

Right now our situation is not ideal at all.  We have a small 3 bedroom house with 3 kids living with us full time and DSS visits for a week at the holidays and half the summer.  My oldest daughter has her own bedroom and the two little ones share a room.  When DSS comes to visit he gets the top bunk of the little girls room, or he sleeps on the couch.  Again, not ideal...  We are planning on moving this fall back to Michigan and once we buy a house there, my oldest will be attending college and we'll most likely change visitation to have DSS every other weekend.  We will be looking for a 4 bedroom house, the little girls will still share a room, we'll have a dedicated room for DSS and then an in-home office that doubles as a bedroom for my oldest when she's home from college, or the other idea is to have a loft apartment over the garage for both when she's home and when we have other relatives visiting and they will have that space all to themselves.

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-05-2013
Fri, 04-05-2013 - 3:29pm

Fortunately, we had bedroom space for each kid, however we may have to move which may mean 2 kids will have to room together (bio brother13 and sister14 who live here half time or step brothers13/15 one of which lives here full time and has high need for personal space and was the one whose life got turned upside down when we moved into THEIR home). I have high anxiety over the issue so hope to see some converstation on this topic.