Twin Bedroom Makeunder
The plan was never for our twin daughters to always share a room, but as everyone knows, plans change - like when you suddenly decide that having two children is simply not enough. Suddenly that temporary office and would be future bedroom for one of your two children becomes a nursery.
So we did the logical thing and bought our girls bunkbeds.
The novelty of the bunkbeds surpassed any other pause that I might have had (while 8 months pregnant) so we ordered this set of bunks, rearranged their room and pretended to be happy with them for a year and a half! Let me ask you this - have you ever made the beds on a bunkbed? My husband and I would swap virtually any other chore when sunday rolled around and we changed the sheets in the house. It was a painful experience involving internal pep talks, stubbed toes and the promise of a glass of wine at the end of it.
The other issue is that the line of independence is already blurred between our girls. They are twins, they share so many things including a room and with the bunks, now they shared an actual bed too. Our daughters took turns weekly on the top bunk and then there was the issue of one of them actually falling off the top bunk in the middle of one night.
So last month, when Sunday came around, and I overheard them debating who “had” to sleep on the top bunk next… I took my chance - casually suggesting that we could just revert to their old Ikea beds which we had stored in my parents’ basement. The bunk could go in our basement guest room (you’re welcome future guests).
So there we were, Sunday afternoon, disassembling and reassembling beds and bunks. Instantly, I felt so much better. With the two singles back up they finally had a spot to call just theirs.