You guys are so sweet — thanks for all the love on my Shared Girl’s Bedroom post that I shared yesterday! I had so much fun doing that for my 10 and 6 year old girls (Ellie and Chloe) and they’re excited that they finally have a room that is happy and inviting…..and is actually decorated with things they love. (It only took 2 years to finally get to it….ha!) And I’m just happy that the clutter is now gone, and everything now has a place — YES!!!!
Before our 5th baby Max was born almost 4 weeks ago, our 2 1/2 year old Oliver was still using the nursery as his room (and was still in the crib) and Connor had his own room. We knew once Max was born, he was going to need the nursery and Oliver would have to start sharing with Connor. And that cute Connor has been so excited to have someone to finally share a room with! For the past several years, he would ask to spend the night in the girls room on a weekend here or there, just because he has been a little lonely in a bedroom all by himself! So when we moved Oliver over into his room several weeks ago (so that I could finish the nursery), Connor was SO EXCITED!!! (I kept preparing him for what it would be like to have a 2 1/2 year old moving into his space….touching all of his things. But he said he didn’t care. Ha! I’ll make sure to remind him of that in another few months or so.)
Putting 2 (or more) kids together in room takes some planning….mostly because there’s twice as much stuff to find a place for. But I was also trying to come up with decor that worked for an 8 year old AND a 2 year old, while also making sure that Connor’s favorite toys and books could be kept out of reach. Luckily, Connor has such a relaxed type of personality, that he really didn’t care what direction I went with the decor (unlike my girls). Remember, he was just happy to have a roommate?!!
So, after gathering up a few boy-ish type items, our SHARED BOYS BEDROOM is now complete! (And because someone asked…I actually completed the boys room and girls room before Baby Max was born. I just haven’t had time to share until now.)