Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Moral dilemma of the day

Turn spare/junk/play/guest room into:

a) room of her own for eldest child, or
b) sewing heaven with incidental guest bed

What would you do?!

19 comments:

  1. What does eldest child think? I am guessing a sewing room/guest room is what you'd like though? Difficult one.

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  2. ah my "utility" room is supposed to be my sewing room with washing machine, it ended up wine store, gym, utility room and sewing machine, freezing because the wine has to be cool . In your case, I think I would have to go with eldest child room

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  3. Time flies - give it to your daughter for now;):

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  4. How much does your eldest child want a room of her own?!

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  5. Based on personal experience I'd say it depends upon the age of the eldest child and how well the current living situation is going. If age 12-17 I would vote bedroom. Otherwise sewing room.

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  6. Having only recently created a dedicated sewing room when the youngest left home, I am sorry to say that the room for eldest child is probably your best bet now Catherine :( Your time will come though!

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  7. Depends on the age of the child. If she's about to hit or has already hit puberty, I would let her have a room of her own if she wants one.

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  8. I'm so enjoying my sewing room after 20+ years of One end of the dining table, but one of my children left home enabling this to happen. If your kids have a great relationship and enjoy sharing why not But if they'd benefit from their own space then there are benefits of them living amongst creativity everywhere else too!

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  9. If the children have a room each, then you can take over the living room as a sewing room ;-) Get rid of the tv and noone will notice the room has 'gone' ...

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  10. Oh dear, that's tough! Sadly I think room of her own has to win, but it's not fair! My sewing room is my kitchen table, and it's a nightmare, so I feel for you :(

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  11. Room for her if she needs it for her mental and emotional growth (and mama's sanity also, perhaps?) But if she's really ok with sharing with a sister, then have your studio. No sense in sacrificing a studio / happiness for yourself if it doesn't need sacrificing! Children need to see their mamas go for it sometimes, too. Ya know? Just sayin'.
    :) m & jb

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  12. Mmmmmm.......difficult. Eldest child, but whilst she is in there plan for when she goes off to university
    Julie xxxxxxxxxx

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  13. I'd save R the mental anguish of sharing with the delightful demon, especially at their age!! Little sisters can be so trying... Just encourage R to go to Uni 'in another city for the excellent life experience', then you get the room back :-)

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  14. Gah! The horns of a dilemma. You know what to do though huh

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  15. Gah! The horns of a dilemma. You know what to do though huh

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  16. Sometimes being a good mum is just no fun!

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  17. Wow, that is a dilemma; rather you then me :-)
    xx

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  18. You'll miss her when she's gone (but love the space she leaves behind ;0)

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  19. Mmmm... that's a difficult one. Both choices are important but I am sure you are going to make the right one, that works best for you and your eldest child. :-)

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