Captain Smooth wrote:Also, she keeps renovating each room. At that rate, wouldn't it have been cheaper to buy a bigger house, that maybe wouldn't have needed so much renovation? What's the point in buying a relatively cheap house, just to blow tons of money in replacing almost everything?
Especially when it's not big enough for their 7 kids. I understand siblings can share rooms.. but Lilia and addie most likely won't do well together I shared a room for a few years with my sister when I was 9 and my sister was 3 and she was always touching and ruining my things, I hated it!! I feel like the twins room will get cramped especially if they decide they don't want bunk beds anymore. And poor Chris' kids don't even have a space or bed to call their own..
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I keep seeing these type of comments and am genuinely curious whether it is a location thing, a class thing, or just a natural progression of what we want/expect in a home these days? I grew up in the 70s watching the Brady Bunch kids 3 to a room with one bathroom to share and don't ever recall anyone thinking that was strange. I'm in Australia and most houses were 3 bedroom, one bathroom ones with kids almost always sharing rooms. It was not unusual to have 4 kids in a room in two sets of bunks. As I reached my teens ( and was living in a different location ) larger houses were becoming more available for many families, but even so, the way kids got their own bedroom was mostly by partioning off part of an existing room, or using rumpus rooms as bedrooms. I had several friends that also shared a bedroom with a grandparent that had moved in, and remained like that until leaving home. I have only brothers, so I mostly did have my own small room while they always shared. My own kids shared a room until the eldest was 10, then our 3rd was in our room for 2 years, before going into the rumpus room we had put on when we did the previous renovations that took us from 2 to 3 bedrooms. By the time we eventually got 4 bedrooms my middle child was just about ready to move out of home. The 2 that shared loved every moment of it and would have chosen that over seperate rooms anyway. More than 20 years later I have a 2nd bathroom. We survived quite easily more than 20 years with just one bathroom and toilet!! I think children should appreciate having a nice home, good parents and everything they need. I do NOT think they get to run the show and dictate what size home their parents should buy and what they think they should be entitled to. Sure... privacy is nice, but I'm not seeing why every child should have to have their own room. Like I said... I am genuinely curious, so please help me out here. Sydney is one of the most expensive places in the world to live, so maybe I am just not seeing a relatable comparison? Tell me about your upbringing, whether you shared a room or not, and what your views are on the topic. Help me understand why you feel like this.
I do agree that Messss ideally could have gone with a 5 bedroom home over a 4, but she'd have bought a one bedroom place if it was the only one that close to Mimi. Messss only cares about Messss.