Would you have kids share a room?
I have a 5yo step daughter and a 17 month old girl. The 5yo has visitation with us, so for the most part, she's only sleeping here 4 nights a month (EOW). Right now, each of the kids has their own room.
I am considering making a sleeping room for both of the kids and a play room. Right now most of their toys are in the living room and the constant tripping over toys and cleaning up toys is driving me nuts. We're trying really hard right now to encourage both of the kids to share, so I don't really want to put the toys in their individual bedrooms. The toys need to stay in a shared space.
Does this work? Are they too far apart in age to share a room? Is the fact that the 17 month old is here all the time, and the 5yo is only here 4 nights/month going to cause issues?
For what it's worth, I know the 5yo shares a room with her 2yo half-brother at her mom's house, and I guess it works. Although they only have a 2 bedroom apartment, so they kind of have to do it that way.