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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Throwback Thursday: Co-Sleeping in 1978?

When  my boys were babies, we lived in a 3 bedroom house.  They each had their own bedroom.  After a while, I decided to get bunk beds and  move them in together, so that I could have a sewing room.  I felt very, very guilty about depriving them of their individual rooms to fulfull my "selfish" needs.

Eventually, we moved into a 4 bedroom house, and the boys could each have their own room, and I could have my sewing room.  (Back in the day, I was a SAHM and had the time to make most of my own clothes.)  We took the bunk beds apart, and each boy (by then ages 2 and 1/2 and 4) has his own bedroom again!  I was relieved of all guilt and ready to settle in happily.  However, every night when I went to check on them before going to bed myself, this is what I would find:



I finally gave up after about a month of this, moved the bunk beds back together in one room, and set up the extra bedroom as a playroom for them!

Today the one on the left is 36; the one on the right just turned 38.  They both are Dads and each have 2 kids who prefer to share the same room .  An inherited trait, apparently!

33 comments:

Candice said...

Awwww! I LOVE that picture. They are so sweet and innocent when they sleep aren't they?

haha!!

Mim said...

I felt badly that our 2 children had such tiny bedrooms. Each one not much bigger than a single bed, a desk and a dresser, but lots of shelves for books. Both of them eventually moved to New York city and said that their bedrooms prepared them for living in tiny spaces.

Hear Mum Roar said...

That is sweet! My fiance used to always drag his mattress into his big sister's room at night and sleep on her floor that way, because he missed her terribly!

Tsquared417 said...

Told you I'd stop by!! What a sweet post...it's nice to know it sticks with them!!

BLOGitse said...

LOL!
That how it goes - today babies tomorrow they have babies of their own!
Happy Thursday!

Mesina said...

That is so cute!!! Siblings have a way of lovin' each other deep down really. I just love to see closeness like this x

Kitty Moore said...

Aaahh - they look so adorable!

Kitty x

The Retired One said...

Very adorable. I bet they are still close buddies in adulthood, no?

glnroz said...

very nice, they grow up quickly, My baby girl is 26 today,, ummmm,

TechnoBabe said...

Happy birthday to your son. Great picture of the boys in slumberland.

5thsister said...

That is too adorable for words!

Meeko Fabulous said...

OMG! I used to have a red sleeper like that when I was little!

JennyMac said...

What an adorable pic!!! Love the update on their status now too.

The Vegetable Assassin said...

Awww that's cute! I shared a room with my sister until we were teenagers. I hated every minute of it. I LONGED for my own room. When I finally got it (when we moved to a bigger place) I was ecstatic. And we (my sis and I) became friends. Before that all bets were off. We were very different and she hated sharing with me as much as I did with her. It was hell. So it amuses me when people choose it! :)

Steven Anthony said...

Oh that is so sweet...and how cool, it has beeen passed down to the next generastion;)

Debbie in Nashville said...

That is so cute!

Eva Gallant said...

Candice: That was the only time they were innocent! lol

wsxwh676: Please comment in English or not at all.

Mim: kids are resilient. They don't have a problem with things half as much as we do.

Hear Mum: I love it when siblings are close.


TSquare: Glad you stopped by!

Blogitse: That's the truth! It goes by way too fast.

Mesina: They are still pretty close, except when the older one tries to tell the younger one what to do. lol

Mesina: To this day, it warms my heart when I see them doing something together.

Kitty: That they were--when they were sleeping! lol

Retired: They are still buddies; I love it when they go fishing and take their older sons with them!

glnroz: And I'll bet she's still Daddy's girl!

Techno: I just got this picture back, after it's having been missing for years. It brought tears to my eyes to see it again.

5thsister: Yeah, I thought so, too!

Meeko: I'm getting a mental image of Meeko in his sleeper at that age! cute.

JennyMac: Thanks.

Veg: My sister and I didn't get along until she left home to get married and 19; I was 15. Then we became friends. Now, 50 years later we are incredibly close. We live 90 minutes apart but talk on the phone 2 or 3 times per day.

Steven: It is cool. I'm a proud Mom and Grandma!

Hillbilly Duhn said...

Awwwww! That is too cute! We have an age difference of eight years between the boys, and the little one prefers to bunk with me and daddy. When he does sleep through the night and doesn't come in, which he did for almost a month, at first, I missed snuggling with him, and then I was like, oh, yeah, my bed!!lol but we're back to mr.monkey sneaking in again...

lunardancer said...

Oooohhh...how sweet your boys look. It reminds me of those days as a child that my brother and I had to share the same bed coz he's afraid of sleeping alone.

jules said...

Absolutely adorable!

Vodka Logic said...

thats really cute.

Brittney said...

growing up there were 5 of us and we all ended up together too!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

That is super cute! We want update pictures!!

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

I know! I hate that I can't read Chinese! Dick works with a Chinese woman and I'm going to print ours off so she can read it to me. (Maybe I won't want to!)
Your boys look so snuggly.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Oh! Do you suppose it's some sort of Spam with nasty words in it?

DJan said...

That is definitely spam, and you should remove it. I have gotten some of those and you don't have a clue where it goes, most of them to some awful place!

I also love that picture of your boys, and they are so cute then, and probably still pretty cute now!

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

It's really fascinating that it seems to have been passed down to the next generation!

gayle said...

That is so sweet!! I think you have to get them while they are really young. My girls had to share a room for a few months while my husband was finishing our upstairs ......all they did was Fight!!

PS can you read what wsxshx676 said??

Eva Gallant said...

Debbie: Thanks.

Hillbilly: Thank goodness they never wanted to sleep in my bed! I valued my sleep!

luna: I just hope he wasn't 17 at the time! lol

Joles: yeah

Vodka: I thought so!

Brittany: Thanks for the return v
isit!

Steam: I'll try to post more recent pictures on Saturday.

Lucy: I suspect it's spam and I may have to put comment moderation and word verification on my blog because of this.

DJan: Saturday I'll post updated pictures.

Richard: yeah, it's cute!

Gayle: I have no clue what they said. spam, most likely!

ethelmaepotter! said...

How sweet! And I remember that wallpaper! I think it was in my in-law's house - Lord I haven't thought about that in ages!

blueviolet said...

That's completely adorable that they still slept in the same bed!

lakeviewer said...

We all need to stay warm and connected through the night.

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

I love that they climbed in together. We don't always know exactly what they're gonna want, do we?