Regarding Emails

I’ve gotten a few emails lately about two different topics. I thought I’d address them for everyone to read!

Yes, MrZ is growing his hair out. I think it started as a “punishment” type of thing to himself for not running the marathon this year he had intended to run. He is saying he won’t cut it now until he runs the marathon in December. I think he thought it would be motivation but it’s turning out that he likes the hair and I’m not sure if he’ll want to cut it after the marathon. I’ve been shocked that it has so much body to it. I would have predicted it would be straight and stringy. But it’s not! It’s kinda wavy and almost thick. ALMOST. I really like it and he’s having a ball with it. He was running his fingers through it last night and said, “How do you live with so much hair?” Heh.

I’ve also been asked about my decision to put AndyZ in a room with NikkiZ. A few suggested he room with LilZ instead since they’re both boys. To which LilZ said, “Uh…seriously?” It was not ever even an option. LilZ needs a reprieve from his siblings. If AndyZ is anything like NikkiZ, he will want to spend every waking moment with his big brother. LilZ needs a room to hide in when he needs some quiet time.

Also – I shared a room with my brother off an on when we were little. I don’t think it’s a big deal. I think having your own room is a luxury past generations did not know, so I’m not stressing out about it. The room is big and NikkiZ is excited to have a roommate. If you’ll remember, NikkiZ slept with us until she was 10 months old, so I’m not even worrying about if the baby will wake her up because he’ll sleep with us for awhile. Also – she sleeps like a damn LOG. She has slept through tornado siren, vacuuming, and the dogs scratching at her door. I think she’ll be fine.

Any other questions that need addressing? Anything else to keep me from talking about the fact that I got no sleep again last night and MrZ found me balled up on the couch this morning crying from exhaustion? Because that topic is getting old and I need new material.

26 Comments

26 thoughts on “Regarding Emails”

  1. About sharing a room–I’ve shared a room on and off with each of my siblings nearly all my life. With my younger brother until about age 6 (we were 3 years apart) and then again for a year or so when I was about 10. My youngest brother (17) and little sister (12) never had their own rooms until recently (as the little girl entered her pre-teens) and “own rooms” is kind of a stretch now.
    I don’t think we are scarred. In fact, in a lot of ways it made us closer, since sharing a room made is possible to have those late-night, heart-felt talks that only happen in the dark after you’ve been tucked into your own bed.
    Just my two cents in support.
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    Feel better! I really hope you can get some rest today. And deep, restful and refreshing sleep tonight.

  2. I shared a room with my brother too, never thought anything weird about it. We had a two bedroom house, there was no choice!

  3. I shared a room for a long time with my sister. It was totally fine. I can’t believe some people thought you would put the baby in with a teenager. UM HELLO? seriously? That has disaster all over it, for everyone’s mental health. ;)

    I really really hope you get some sleep soon!

  4. I shared a room with my brother off and on until high school. No. big. deal. Especially good if NikkiZ is a good sleeper. My brother snored like a bear, so I always tried to fall asleep first or else I’d be up all night!

  5. I shared a room with my sister the entire time I was growing up. My brothers never shared, because there is an 8-year age difference between them. I definitely think it’s easier to group the kids by age if there is a big gap.

  6. I think LilZ looks cute with his longer hair and sharing a room for the little ones is nothing to worry about for now, it will make them closer because of it.

    I do have a question for you though, who won your giveaway??

  7. just cause I like commenting, not that you need any more information: our three slept in the same room for 2 years (ages 5,3 & newborn when they started) and they all still sleep like logs regardless what is going on around them … certainly makes staying in hotels easier! Good luck on the sleep front, that can be such a frustrating fight!

  8. I have no idea why you wouldn’t put the two little people together. Regardless of gender, the two little people are much more likely to have compatible schedules than the two that just happen to share anatomical bits but are 12 (?) years apart in age.

    Good for you for doing what’s best for your family!

  9. No wonder I was like, huh-what?? When you said it was Mr. Z throwing NikkiZ up… It’s kind of uncanny how much he and LilZ look alike, although they aren’t related… It threw me for a loop, hehe.

    Hmm… Questions… questions… What’s a good question… Oh!

    have you tried the new Spicy Chicken Sandwhich yet from Chic-Fil-A? What do you think about it?

  10. I would never have thought to put the boys together just because they are both boys. LilZ definitely needs his space at his age. The two little ones in the same room would totally work better.

  11. Us two girls and our brother shared one big-ass bedroom the entire time I lived at home, until they moved to a new house. Even though we have plenty of bedrooms, if we have another kid they will be sharing regardless of gender.

  12. I thought I’d just comment on Mr Z’s hair; it really looks great on him long. He should keep it. Tell him not to cut it. Ever.

  13. I think your room sharing plan is just fine. I have a son (6) and daughter (4). They each have their own room but my daughter hasn’t slept in hers since she was old enough to figure out she could sleep in her brothers on his lower bunk. They have basically been roommates since, and love it! Plus…it makes them rely on eachother more for sleeptime comfort and not my husband and I. They can talk and soothe eachother to sleep..in between the fighting and playing. Your doing fine Mom.
    ps: I think it is so sweet that you respond to all your comments, wish I could say the same, but you don’t have to with me. I know you appreciate your readers and am not offended at all when a blogger doesn’t reply to my comments. Use that extra couple of minutes to take a nap :)

  14. I totally agree with your room sharing. The different sexes thing won’t be a problem for several more years, and having LilZ as a teenager rooming with a toddler would be a disaster!

  15. They’re going to be close in age, so I wouldn’t think it would matter. By the time they are in their teens, you will likely be able to accomodate the separate room requests.

    My husband has hair women would kill for, so I don’t encourage him to grow it out.

  16. We live in a 4 bedroom house and our boy/girl combo are STILL going to share a room. Until they BEG for their own rooms, they are sharing. We co-sleep anyway, so their room is a grandiose playroom at this point anyway. Too funny.

  17. My little ones share a room and I got some heat about it too. I don’t get it.

    One woman in my old mom’s club actually said, “Well, I had to share a room growing up and I hated it so my kids will never have to share a room.” Oh but my kids are going to hate it?

    My son loves his sister’s things in his room. I am sure NikkiZ will too. :D

  18. Here is a question for you . . . I am only running the half marathon in May but what do you suggest as far as clothing (might be cold here in Nebraska), socks, what shoes were your favorite, etc? I am training and doing okay but I am starting to get nervous since it is quickly approaching!!

  19. When our son moved out of the family bed, it was natural that he move in with his sister (2 years older). They shared a queen sized bed for two years and then got twins. We gave them the huge master bedroom and they each essentially got a corner all to themselves. Worked great until she was about 8 and claimed she needed “more privacy.”

  20. I read this in a magazine and since then have told several frinds who have tried it and they say it worked great and they got the best sleep ever while having thier cold.
    rub vicks on your feet , cover with socks and go to bed , thats it , they say it will calm the cough and you will be able to sleep and vicks is not toxic to the baby , I have not tried this as I have not been sick but my friends who did swear by it now !

  21. My two boys have shared a room since the youngest was 6 or 7 months old. They are now 2 1/2 and 15 months and there are some minor cons, but overall, they do great together!

  22. If you don’t put the little ones together they’re going to be up in each other’s space anyway. My son and daughter are two years apart and they’re either both in her room or both in his room… all they do separately is sleep!

  23. Hi! I’ve been reading for several months now and have not commented. I really enjoy your blog, thanks for sharing your stories. Your pictures of your son and daughter together are ridiculously cute.

    I do have a question for you. I am from Enterprise and my husband is from Decatur. We went to Auburn and now live in New Jersey. We may be moving back to Alabama and I’m terrified. I wasn’t a big fan of Alabama due mostly to the conservative nature of the towns I lived in. You seem to really like Alabama, maybe if you still feel awful you could share some things you like about Alabama.

  24. My 8 year old daughter and 4 year old nephew are sharing a room right now. My sister is in the smallest room in the house and my husband & I of course have our own room.

    At times it gets sketchy when the 8 year old wants to listen to Hannah Montana full blast and the 4 year old wants quiet time or vice versa.

    Most of the problems though are resolved within minutes and never seem to cause any lasting effects.

    Both my sister and I are victims of molestation so we are very cautious and careful about privacy.

    When the four year old moved in with us last year he was barely speaking proper english and his social skills were horrible. After a year and a few months of being with the eight year old he has made drastic improvements in speech, comprehension, and skill levels.

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