There are several issues that arise when kids share the same bedroom. Never, did I think this was going to be a topic for discussion. Getting ready for bed…our 9-year-old daughter likes to remove her bedding, and spread her blanket and sheet on the floor while watching TV. However, when she does this, it takes up the entire bedroom floor and blocks her 11-year-old brother’s walking path to his loft bed. Therefore, he steps on the blanket… of course, being the brother, he purposely doesn’t attempt to walk around the items.
She immediately screams: “Get off my blanket!” as she’s pulling it onto her bed.
I indicated to her that no blankets should be on the floor. They should remain on the bed. Stop putting it on the floor. She proceeds to over-talk me and state, “In my world, it is supposed to go on the floor.” Overly emphasizing the word ‘my.’
To which I proceeded to explain that it was in fact, OUR world, and not HER world because we share the same living space. Blankets on the floor will get stepped on…make sure they are on the bed.
As I was talking, she completely ignored me and not allowing me to finish boldly states,
I walked out of the room, giving her a thumbs up…Good luck with that, honey.