Post # 32
I’m on the other side of everyone’s thoughts I guess…
DS shared a room with me until I got married last April… he was 6. We never had any issues. I usually wasn’t in my room until going to bed anyways.
It really is just a matter of what works for you and your family. If you had no other choice then I’m sure you’d make it work just fine…. if saving that extra $100 a month in the short term will help ya’ll get where you want to be in the long term then I don’t see why not.
It is quite an adjustment for everyone though…. moreso you and Darling Husband than it is for the lo, just because you’ll have less privacy. The lo really won’t notice it like you and your Darling Husband will.
Post # 33
I agree it would help to know how permanent or temporary this situation would be.
Post # 34
@msgraphics: I actually had the same thing happen to me! We moved out of a large 1 bedroom and the couple who rented it after us were exepecting. The broker listed it as a junior 4, but it definitely wasn’t since it was much smaller and only had 1 bathroom (no 1/2 bath). But I know the couple was planning on putting up a wall in the dining room since there was still actually a window in the remaining living room.
Post # 35
In some states opposite sex= can not share a bedroom past a certain age. I personally don’t think it is appropriate for a married couple to share a bedroom with a 4 year old.
Post # 35
Oh man, I would have to say spend the extra $100 and get the bigger place.
Four years old is just too old to share with mom and dad… To me, that would be sacrificing quality of life. Not only for me but for my son!
Post # 36
I voted to convert the dining room into a two bedroom. There’s no way I could sleep in the same room with a toddler though.
Post # 37
I agree with a PP who said that you should give your son the bedroom, and put your bed in the dining room or living room area. Maybe you could get a convertible bed or sofa bed for you two. That way you can put him to bed and he won’t be bothered by you still being up in the other room.
Post # 38
If you have to I would suggest turning your current room into his room and turning the dining room into your room. I definitely do not agree with locking him in the room. if you need private time you just have to take the risk, but never lock your child in a bedroom.. Good luck with your decision.
Post # 39
Getting a 1 bedroom means you can sock away $1200 in one year. That’s nothing to sneeze at. I would convert the living room to his bedroom, and just put the TV in your room, so you can watch it later at night if you want. This whole concept of privacy and independent living (at 4?? are you kidding??) is a completely modern Western concept. Creatively living for a year or two is not going to hurt anything.
Edit: Jordan from Oh Happy Day converted a closet into her boy’s room.