Room to share

In which I learn to share.

House in Bedworth

Knowing that Dino #2 is on the way means that we need to reconsider our accommodation arrangements. Living in a three-bedroom house is great for it will meet our minimum requirements, but the addition to the family will cause potential future issues.

I know this because I have lived through them myself, having two sisters, and it is clear that we are going to have to careful consider the room allocation for our offspring.

Throughout my childhood I lived in three bedroom houses, with one for my parents and the remaining two divided between three. Being the only son this was great, I was able to have my own room whilst my sisters shared. Considering one was tidy and one was not it is unsurprising to know that this was a constant source of comment.

To begin with having my own space was great, all bedrooms were of equal size so I was given as much as my two siblings combined. I was able to have a double bed, a desk, even a big television and still have plenty of space.

It may have been the extension, so in the summer the three external walls turned it into an oven and in the winter a refridgerator. It was also flat roofed so when it rained it was like trying to sleep in the middle of a Keith Moon solo.

Still it was my own room. Even when we moved house I got my own room, but now the thing that is on the other foot was on the other foot. Our new house still had three bedrooms but one of them was the ‘box’ room.

Barely big enough to fit a single bed in, the wardrobe was over the slope that housed the stairs and the only way to have a desk was to buy a mini bunk bed. I had gone from Central Park to the coffee table in Central Perk.

This is why our current accommodation is worrisome. We have the same layout, one bedroom can house a double bed while the other contains the cot. If we have two matching genders this will be fine for housing (because they can share) but possibly detrimental to the ambience of the house (because they are sharing).

If they are odd who gets the smaller room? There is no easy way to decide. Instead we will have to look to move. The only other option is that Me and Mrs G have the little room and bunk beds.

The only problem is that she want’s the top.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Our House.”

What are the earliest memories of the place you lived in as a child? Describe your house. What did it look like? How did it smell? What did it sound like? Was it quiet like a library, or full of the noise of life? Tell us all about it, in as much detail as you can recall.

Author: geekergosum

Ah, so you worked out the riddle. You just needed to use dwarfish and the doors to Geek Ergo Sum opened. Or perhaps you just used Google. Either way you are here, on my little corner of the Internet.

4 thoughts on “Room to share”

  1. The oldest child gets the best room and then the younger gets to look forward to inheriting it when they get older. Sheesh. You didn’t know this??? I moved rooms twice as sisters moved up the ladder or just decided they wanted a different room. And each time I got to repaint and redecorate!!!


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