Did you share a bed with a sibling when growning up?

United States
November 7, 2006 12:11pm CST
I was fortunate to be the only girl in our family. My 3 brothers shared a room and at times had to share a bed. Later on in my life my sister who was around 23 at the time, spent the night at my house. Rather than have her sleep on the sofa I told her she could share my bed. Bad idea. She grinds her teeth. I snore. We kept slapping one another. Rough night. We both laughed about it the next day.
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@XxAngelxX (2832)
• Canada
20 Feb 07
My sister and I shared a bed until I was around 12 or thirteen. Then I did end up getting a cot in the room we shared for a little while before I ended up with my own room finally. I hated sleeping with her. She always kicked and pulled hair when she was sleeping and she suffered horrible nightmares so she tended to scream a lot, and I have to say I wasn't very sympathetic to her when she'd wake me up with one of her nightmares, lol
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• United States
20 Feb 07
As far as I know I didn't share a bed with my sister, unless we were on a trip. I did share a room with my 2 sisters. I think it's because I have allways moved alot in my sleep. I had a guy I was seeing once tell me I pushed him off the bed! so I'm sure my sis is happy we never did.
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• United States
20 Feb 07
I too am the only girl in my family and I have two brothers. They had to share a room with each other, but I was very fortunate that I didn't have to share a room. I always wanted a sister to share with but it didn't happen.
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@atrocious (209)
• Nepal
20 Feb 07
I do not have any siblings in my home because I am the only child of my parents. But when I am visiting my cousins and when I spend the night at their place I have to share bed with my cousin. He is a really sound sleeper but I am not. I snore a lot, talk in my sleep and really annoy the one who is sleeping with me. My cousin slaps me and even beats me when I snore. He complains that he was not able to sleep for so long because I snored. I really can do nothing to stop my snoring and disturbing habit.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
20 Feb 07
Me and my 2 sisters shared a bedroom (seperate beds) until we moved when I was about 12. Then my sister and I shared a double bed. It lasted maybe a year??? We got into a HUGE fight (my mom had to seperate us) and then we got twin beds. She said I always slept in the middle of the bed, but my legs were usually hanging over the side, so I really have no clue. I'm glad it wasn't much longer than that. I do have a friend that would come visit and we would share a bed. There was no reason for her to sleep on the couch, and that way we could stay up and talk all night! Now that I've remarried, she's got to sleep in the guest room.
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
20 Feb 07
Yep, my younger sisters and i shared a bed while growing up. Three of us in a king sized bed. We love to hug each other to sleep and share stories in bed. I think that made us bond stronger. Even now that we are a bit older and have our own rooms, my youngest sister who is 13 usually would go snuggle in bed with me.
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@greengal (4286)
• United States
20 Feb 07
LOL,I can imagine..hehe! My brother and I shared a room for as long as I can remember. When we were kids we both were in different boarding schools and met only once a year, since our school vacations coincided only in December. When we met we used to speak to each other for long hours into the night. We talked and talked so much till our mom came and shouted at us telling us to sleep..lol It was so much fun. We used to discuss about our schools, the events we had there, our friends. My brother and I have always had a very good relationship and bonding and it still is the same today. Even before I got married and came to the US we shared a bed and room. We sometimes marked our 'territories' in the room and he wasn't someone who put things back after he had used them and that drove me wild.I'm a neatness freak so you can imagine..lol Those were the good old days, I miss them. I've enjoyed sharing a bed with my bro.
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@pookie92 (1714)
• United States
21 Feb 07
When we were kids, my sister and I slept in the same bed in the same bedroom for quite a long time. We were poor and had small apartments and such, we usually had separate beds but for a time when we lived in a shanty, we shared a bed, not just a bedroom. We are only a year apart, and I don't remember it being a big deal. I sleep very deeply AND I snore, AND I talk in my sleep too. Maybe it wasn't a big deal for me, wonder if it was a big deal for her? LOL
• United States
21 Feb 07
My kids talked and laughed in their sleep. They didn't share beds, but did a room. I couldn't have done it myself. I am a light sleeper.
@MsTickle (24983)
• Australia
24 Feb 07
There are some very heartwarming stories here, I just wish I could write one as well. My first room was off the kitchen and a room where the door led outside to the back porch and the laundry..a free flow of traffic. My two older sisters were sharing a room but had separate beds. My baby brother slept in Mum and Dad's room. My eldest sister moved into her own 'room' when the front porch was enclosed and I moved in with sister number 2 and brother took my 'room'. When I was sent to boarding school I ended up with no room. I slept on the couch during school holidays. NOt sure where everyone else was sleeping. My big sister got married and I left boarding school so I ended up with her room. Eventually, when I was 16, I was thrown out on the street when I told my Dad I was pregnant. Hopefully that made life simpler for them all.
@KrauseHome (35522)
• United States
24 Feb 07
Well, I am almost positive I never had to share a Bed with any of my siblings. I was the oldest of 5. To the best of my knowledge, we always had our own Bed to sleep in. I probably would not have been a Good one for that when I was young, as I toss and turn a lot and tend to try and steal too many of the covers even now being married.
@lonewolfnan (4367)
• Canada
24 Feb 07
I had 4 brother and 4 sisters growing up in a 3-bedroom house where one bedroom was for my parents.Bunkbeds were the answer and as some of my siblings moved,we got to take the top bunk off. For more fun,we had one bathroom and line-ups in the morning were rather "interesting".
@shooie (4986)
• United States
24 Feb 07
giggles. Yes growing up I shared a room with my older sister. We had bunk beds first then we decided wanted a full size but then went back to bunk beds because she wouldn't stay on her side the bed hog. hehe
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@lisa101 (1363)
• United States
23 Feb 07
My brother and i did have to share a room and a bed until i was about 10 years old. He slept at one end and i slept at the other. We were always kicking each other and fighting for the covers.
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• United States
23 Feb 07
yes at different times growing up. we had a 3 bedroom apartment. a two bedroom at onepoiint etc etc. There are 5 ofus kids and out of us 1 of them is a boy, so he always got his own room and his own bed... luky brat!! LOL. but there were times that i had to share a bed with my older sister so that my younger sister would have abed to her self, then threr were nights that i had to share a bed with my younger sister so that the okder sister would have a bed to herself and there were tmes that they had to share a bed so that i could have a bed to myself. of course while all this was going on the youngerst is the luckiest siter because she was jut a baby and didnt have to share he crib with anyone of us.
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@mjsdls (1840)
• United States
23 Feb 07
I shared a bed with my sister that was 11 months older than me. We had to until my dad built us our own bedrooms. I still remember what those bed rooms were like. The smell of freah wood and paint. I loved them!
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
23 Feb 07
Too funny I have a sister and we shared a bedroom but thank goodness not the same bed, because all we did was fight. We dont fight now I guess its because she lives in florida and Im in NJ.LOL
• United States
21 Feb 07
Growing up we had to share beds,chairs,food,clothes etc. So My mom has 3 boys and,3 girls. We had to share it all. It's a wonder I don't sleep alone. LOL But it was ok sometimes. But when you have a kid who wets the bed. It's not all roses.
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@maryannemax (12170)
• Sweden
21 Feb 07
i do belong to an average family and we haven't still finished fixing the house. most of our money went to the medications of my youngest brother with leukemia. anyway, we only have two rooms. so, i share a room with my brothers (we're three). we do have a big bed. and every morning when we wake up, i always get bad looks from my brohters saying that i kicked them while sleeping or i placed my foot on top of their stomach, etc. they say that i sleep soundly while they kept on waking up because of me. haha! now that we are grown ups, i am 28, brothers are 27 and 19, we do still share the bed sometimes. we're all single still. and we do laugh about it already when i kick them and put my foot on their stomach once in awhile. such moments are important for me. these are the times when i get to spend times with them.
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• United States
21 Feb 07
I was lucky never to have to share my bed with anyone. I have two older sisters. I only had to share a bedroom once with one of them. They are much older, and were out of the house by the time I was 12.
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• India
21 Feb 07
we are 2 sisters n 2 brothers in the house. We 4 shared d single room. We had 2 beds , one for v gals n other for boys. But this was actually not d scene. We sometimes chnaged our beds too. Someday Bro used to share my bed wis me or I shared his bed. We have quarelled many times on many issues , but never on bed issue. Really miss all those days.