Living in the city with a family has it's limitations. They're far outweighed by the benefits, but they're still there.
One of them is space and having a unique place for each child. Realistically, our kids will never have a bedroom to themselves. We would love 3-4 kids, and if there is ever a spare room, it'll probably become a guest room/office.
But before we throw a pity party for our city-dwelling offspring, it's so so important to gain some perspective. A child having their own everything is very unique to this time in history and this place in the world. Sure, in Canada, in 2012, a child often has a room to themselves. But in most places in the world, children share rooms and even beds! Often with more than 1 additional sibling! Maybe even their parents! gasp!!
I figure, if we use bunk beds it will free up living space in the kid's shared bedrooms so there is still space for them to dwell there. Plus a bunk has slightly more privacy so they can always hide out there for a bit if they need some time to themselves. But aren't bunk beds a bit juvenile? We're thinking of getting them for Lily and Oli for the years to come, but they're still babies (at least in my mind!) That was what I thought and is why I was originally only looking for bunk beds that could separate (which are often more expensive). But given that space will always be limited, keeping the beds as bunks seems more fitting. And after researching bunks for teens (and even adults!) I found some that look really fun and classy and certainly grown up.
Check my Pinterest for all the sources :)
I want to sleep in those bunks!!
Did you sleep in bunk beds as a kid? Or even as a teen?
Would you get them for your kids?
What are your thoughts on the top bunk? I am a little paranoid!