Back in India, when I was a child, We lived in a small house. Initially it was a studio and then had a slight improvement and we moved to a one bedroom flat. I don’t remember sleeping in my own room until I was atleast 15. May be, because, we didn’t have a space or just because Mum didn’t want to leave me alone!. I hardly had any sleep overs. And When I visited my cousin’s place for holidays without mum, I still remember I was up all night crying because I left Mum at home. :(. Only when I moved out to pursue my job, I got used to it and even then it was a room shared with friends.
Now, things are changing. Kids are growing fast and smart and demanding more. Living in a 3 bed room house, we ofcourse have plenty of space for the children to have their own room. DD 1’s room was ready years ago, But she hardly slept in her room. She always preferred sharing our bed and honestly I didn’t mind and I didn’t want to force her into a situation when she does not like it! I had so many thoughts in mind, What if it is a mental pressure!, I never slept in my own room, Why should force her! ? this, that and many, all in support for DD1.
Though hubby wasn’t very happy about it, Mainly because, so many days he was pushed to the corner and never had space even to turn around! :), He never forced us. When DD 2 was here, it was more pathetic situation for him. As a little luck, Ours is a super king size bed and the Baby cot is also adjacent to it, So, Somehow we squeezed four of us in our room 🙂
But….. Yesterday – the night of 08-02-14 It seemed like a quite exciting day as both sisters were happy to sleep in their room. Though it is a bunk bed, they are sharing the bottom one now and seems to be very happy to sleep in their own room. It was ONLY ME who is still in a great shock! When I get into our Room, The big Bed seems so empty Now ! 🙁 I hardly slept yesterday night and I was walking into their room with my phone torch (I definitely thought about Florence Nightingale) and checking out every half an hour or so! Hubby was laughing at me but I was about to Cry, because I missed my children so much. There was always a tiny leg/hand or two on me so many days and all of a sudden it is nothing and the whole bed was just for me! I was hoping, they might come to me in the midnight! BUT No, they had a good sleep till the morning and dropped in our room to say Good Morning! Hmm…. May be I will get used to it!!!!
When I asked hubby about how he feels, I got a one word answer – “FREE………………….”, Ofcourse he wouldn’t really mean it but he is more practical than me as he was doing so when he was a child and it does not seem to be a surprise for him.
After all, even I feel, May be the kids are also having more space to stretch their legs now! And, May be, we will all be squeezing again in that Super king size bed next weekend! Never know! I will keep you posted.
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