In the meantime, since you readers are all so great about giving me feedback, I wanted to ask for your thoughts on putting two kids in one bedroom. I saw an article on this recently and I've been considering it for "the girls" (I love saying that). Personally, I have fond memories of sleeping in the same room as my sister (there we are pictured in our bunkbeds - Lora is in curlers). There was one year we were so poor we shared a bed. I remember all the nights arm-wrestling with her over where the imaginary "line" was in the bed. One of us, usually me, always wound up with bruises. And for a long time, through several moves, we we were in bunkbeds in the same room.
But there came a time when we finally had a chance to have our own rooms. One day, not too many weeks after moving into our rooms, my mom caught Lora and I dragging her bed down the hall to my room. Lora missed the company and I was always the efficient space-planner; we decided that her room would become the "playroom/everything messy room" and mine would be "ours." It worked out well and we loved it. Night after night, long after bedtime, Lora told dramatic acted-out stories about her teachers or the kids at school and Mom would come in to scold us for staying up too late. Then we'd wait to hear her pad down the hall so we could resume the jokes.
Even after we moved for the last time, this time to our own rooms for good, we kept walkie talkies and would talk on them at night. And on Saturday mornings it became a tradition that whoever woke up first would crawl into the other's tiny twin bed until we were both ready to get up. Most families bond over dinner. Lora and I bonded over bedtime.
So I'm curious, what are your kids' sleeping arrangements?