When we first moved to huge house, with huge mortgage for huge family, over four years ago, we thought it might be nice for aged 6 and aged 8, two youngest, both girls to have their own rooms - because they could now.
So, first night in, we carefully separated out their stuff, as much as was possible, and put their beds into the correct rooms, put them into their respective beds, read to each of them and kissed them good night.
It all went very well. A friend of ours came to see the "new" house and asked youngest which room she liked best. "This one", said proud then 2 year old. "Why is that" said friend. "Because it's mine."
Two days later however, the scene changed.
Suddenly they realised that not sharing a room with each other meant that they weren't together when they woke up in the mornings, that toys had to be dragged from one room to the other and that life was generally, well a bit inconvenient for a 2 and 4 year old. They even had to find each other first before they came and jumped on our bed first thing.
So, youngest moved back into second youngest's bedroom, and both were happy again.
Two years later, we decided to be really nice parents, and gave them two interconnecting rooms, keeping one room as a playroom, and one as a bedroom. We decorated it all and made it look - in my opinion, gorgeous.
Hubby and I moved out of those rooms, into their old bedroom.
Everyone was happy again.
In recent nights the house, has suddenly been full of monsters, ghosts, other things to incite bad dreams and sleepless children. Fortunately though, the monsters only seem to confine their activities to two rooms of the house.
Which is lucky, because a solution can of course be found........
I have to admit that whenever I look in on the offending monsters and ghosts and sleepless children, all I see are two little girls fast asleep and dreaming peacefully.
So they must be be quite small monsters really.
To solve the problem aged 6 and 8 have decided that they want to go back to the ORIGINAL room plan as decided four year's ago last September.
Sally's writing is about being a mother of five, now all too grown up, children, (four girls, one boy) a husband, a dog, and a serious ambition to be a mortgage free and famous actress, voice over artist, broadcaster, writer and teacher.
The "Cast" List for the blog includes:
Hubby - Her husband,
ED - Eldest Daughter,
ESOS - Eldest son only son,
Sensible - Second daughter,
Gymnast - Third daughter,
Tinkerbell Mushroom - Youngest daughter and youngest child,
Mad Dog - AKA Lucy - the border collie.
Guest appearances by MIL (mother in law), parents, two brothers, inlaws, nephews, nieces and great nephew.