A Shared Room

7/22/2014


It may sound crazy, but Mila and Phoenix just started sharing a room three weeks ago. Up until then he was bunking in our room and the sleeping situation was... shall we say challenging. He was sleeping fine, but I was having trouble relaxing and I missed curling up with a book before bed. I am quite possibly the world's lightest sleeper, and as a result, most nights I shuffled to and from bed to couch. I sometimes contemplated crawling into bed with Mila (but her foot usually ends up jammed in my nose or back). But we had mastered him sleeping through the night, which to any parent like running 25 marathons in a row and finally getting the gold. I was afraid to move him from his safe little corner in our room. I knew though, that we had to make a change. So one night we did. And a funny thing happened.


He still slept through the night without so much as a peep. And so did Mila. The second night I put them to bed and poured a glass of wine sitting on pins and needles waiting for screaming or yelling from one or both of them. Nothing. The third night I relaxed a little. And the fourth night Matt and I were talking about how we were clearly the most experienced parents ever in the history of sibling room sharing. The fifth night Phoenix screamed when I put him down and Mila screamed back at him "to please be quiet baby, it's nighttime and I'm trying sleep!" for 32 minutes (yep I timed it) and I reined in my gloating. But the thing is overall it's pretty amazing. Matt and I get our room back and on some nights I hear Mila talking or singing to "the baby" as she still calls him. And that's probably the best part of all. ;)




Do you have two or more kids? Do they share a room? I'd love to hear!

Photos by Alexa Evans for Short & Sweet Blog

9 comments:

Jillian Manesh said...

yah!! so happy they can sleep in the same bed together and you and matt get your master bedroom back! i bet that feels amazing. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

Erin said...

So adorable, her little comments to her baby brother. My twin nieces were opposite sleepers when they were babies, and the youngest would scream or talk and generally make it impossible for the older twin. One time, I overheard Elinora on the monitor telling her sister, "Wee-ya," (her name is Willa), "you wakin' me up!" I died. xo

natasha {schue love} said...

Wow! I am thoroughly impressed!!!

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

Oh My what an adventure!! So happy you get your room back.

Leslie said...

That's so sweet about Mila singing to "her baby." We don't have any kids, but I love hearing about different arrangements. We will in a one-bedroom and I often wonder what we will do in the future.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Cheers to you for taking your room back! My girls share a room (always have) and it works great. There is just enough age difference that they go down at different times and I think it has made them both great (deep) sleepers. And on the nights they go to bed at the same time, I love listening to them chat in the dark. Great memories are ahead for your little ones.

Laura said...

Ah that's so cute! X

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evester said...

I don't have two kids sharing a room, but I am expecting my first and I absolutely love those lowercase letters on the wall. Where did you get them?