My daughter co sleeps with us. In India, since most young kids do that, I am not majorly worried about her. However, she is nearing six and space on our king sized bed is just starting to become a little squeezed. I spoke to a friend and she said that her three year old also co sleeps with them. She is not so worried but since they are in the US, the pressure on her is immense. My hubby and I have talked about getting our daughter a bed of her own. In the chicken coop sized apartments of Mumbai, adding two beds in one bedroom is a near impossibility and neither she nor we are ready to move her into her own room yet. And so the discussions remain discussions, we agree on the merits and voice out our concerns but nothing gets done. Come dusk and we climb on the same bed and wake up each morning with limbs resting on each other’s faces.
The other day I was wondering about the need for her to have her own space. Currently, her bed and clothes are in one room, her toys in another and books in the third. Due to this, she has no sense of keeping things at their rightful place and getting rid of clutter. On an average day, my living room resembles a toy store given the amount of blocks, jigsaw puzzles, dolls and teddy bears strewn about.
I then seriously sat down thought getting her a tiny room of her own. I was hoping it will probably inculcate a sense of responsibility in her to keep it clean and well organised. It might also spare me the embarrassment of being a poor house keeper every time someone drops by unexpectedly. I began to think about how I would do up her room and cute themes came to my mind. I even looked online at a few portals like Homify to know what is available out there. And then, with the shrill ringing of the telephone, I was jolted back to reality and left the dreams for another day.