I have permitted each of my children to have control over their beds. If they allow their siblings on it, fine. If they tell them to get off their bed I back up the bed owner.
They don’t have many things that are strictly their own so I’ve started with the beds.
My second child and oldest daughter has the most coveted bed in our house – the top bunk.
They all love to play up there, and it was a big accomplishment when my 2 yo could climb down.
“Don’t get on my bed!” She sternly told her 2 yo sister.
“I’m not on it,” replied the 2 yo from the ladder as she grinned at her sister.
I quietly chuckled as I recalled sitting right outside my sister’s door and watching her and her friend play dolls. I am 7 years younger and would not have played the same, but oh how I longed to try.
My husband is 6 and 9 years younger than his sisters and he remembers doing the same thing. Although He remembers doing it to torment them not play with them.
“I’m not in your room!” (I’m only 1/4 inch outside the door jam, but I’m not in!)
Is this a worldwide younger sibling event?