This summer a change is coming in our house. We have 2 kids' bedrooms, but we're getting rid of one of them. No, we aren't tearing anything down, just repositioning sleep and play. Right now the phrase "my room!" or "get out of my room" and "Natalie can't be in MY room" are yelled too far too often. Although I feel like this is a disservice to Rhayn, I think it will teach them both a thing or 2 about life.
I spent a large chunk of my childhood sharing a room with either a brother (when I was young) or my 9 years younger sister. Mostly I was fine with it. Sure when I was 15 it was weird to share with a 5 year old, but we were sisters.
My hope is that when we have a playroom, a space that is set aside for toys only maybe there will be less yelling. We will all have to work together to keep it picked up. I told the girls that this will happen when school is out this summer. They have 2 weeks until that happens.