24 August 2010
How on earth do you get 5 girls in one room?
Here is my answer to this oft asked question. In pictures that is. It does work and work well. My girls love being together and so nobody has a problem with all being in the same room. We have dubbed it "The Nursery." They spend lots of time reading, playing, singing and dancing in here and not to mention, sleep!!
A bed underneath is pulled out for the 2 youngest.
This is one secret I have landed upon. Put lots of great reading material in their bedrooms and you will find yourself with children who can't get enough of books. I'm not sure how it works, but I think they have this feeling of, "This all belongs to ME." Because in the beginning when all the books were just on shelves in the livingroom I think the children just thought they were mine instead of theirs!! I have them organized a bit into reading levels. Sonlight books, FIAR books, etc. all have their own space! The "teaching" books are still in the livingroom.
The twins, from the beginning have ALWAYS been in the same bed. They will NOT have it any other way. So here is their little nook, which they chose on their own. The closet!! They have their American Girls books, Sonlight books, Elsie Dinsmore, Milly Keith, and other "maiden" type books on their own shelves.