We are responding to the girl's request to sleep in her own room very slowly but surely. I have also given her some responsibility before she gets to sleep in her own room. Ever since the day she requested, she had been very eager to sleep on her own and it was only that 1 Saturday that we allowed her to do so. My reason is, if she stirs during the weekdays, at least the hubs who is sleeping on the bed beside the girl is able to reach over. We were willing to let her sleep on her own on Fridays and Saturdays but alas, it happened only on 1 Saturday. Lol. I do not want to be the one who has to walk over to her room every time she has a bad dream, especially if it's a working day, which would be the case although it seldom happens.
Besides, we only had the weekends to do anything much really. I first got the girl to move her toys out of the playhouse, had the husband dismantle it and move it to the other room, assemble it back and then got the girl to arrange her toys back in the playhouse. I then push the museum worthy tv that has been with us almost 10 years out. The hubs is an all time procrastinator in all sense of the word. Despite not using the tv almost ever since we moved in, the tv was abandoned in the room.
On the same day, I made the hubs bring it downstairs but not without my help of course. We had to push it out of the house, into the lift and near the refuse area. The tv was gone in about 3 hours while we went to the mall for dinner. Amazing much? It took a shorter time for our old fridge to be picked up though.
The girl was tasked to bring down all her books next and while I was home with her last week, I I pushed the bookcase to the other wall and arranged all her books. She was too ill to be in the mood to help.
And since there was no abacus class last Saturday, we finally went to a friend's shop to buy a pull-out bed for her. And then dropped by the PIL's home.
The bed will be delivered next Saturday and a whole new sleep arrangement will start for real.