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View Poll Results: Who gets the Larger room
Son- 14 yrs 79 80.61%
Daughter - 11 years 19 19.39%
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question HELP-Who Gets the Bigger Room?

I am moving in March and have a tough decision on my hands. I am moving from a 2 Bedroom to a 3 Bedroom. The kids were sharing a room before and now they can each have their own room, but the dilemma is that one room in quite larger than the other. I have a son who is 14 and a daughter who is 11. My son is a huge sports fan and loves collecting signed pictures and other signed items but my daughter is generally in her room with friends playing games, doing make-up, and all of that other girly garbage (no offense to any females).

Anyone have any suggestions or reasons why one should get the larger room over the other?
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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In our family age always decided who got the bigger room. When you went away to college, you were shifted to a different room since you were not around the house all the time.
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Age always won in my house too growing up, I moved into the larger room when my sister moved out if the house, I was the youngest of two
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:58 AM   #4 (permalink)
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More Room = More Chores

Son gets it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Age got the bigger room, plus a boy will need all the space possible. You know, for throwing clothes and stuff on the ground.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:25 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Age got the bigger room, plus a boy will need all the space possible. You know, for throwing clothes and stuff on the ground.
And for all the activities. Not sure if you saw Step Brothers, but I thought of that.
I got the bigger room, than my sister. Someone else said son= more chores.
Well that is true, and since I got the bigger room, I have to do a lot more around the house
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I think you should have a contest.

Have them build a house of cards and whoever is responsible for the house coming down gets the smaller room.

It seems to be the ONLY fair way to do it.

OR let them share the bigger room and rent out the samller room to a 17 year old Korean exchange student, female of course.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:45 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Conventional wisdom is the oldest child gets the room.

Reality is whoever has more stuff and needs the bigger room should get it. Last thing you want is the living room in your nice new house to be taken over by the kid who doesn't have any space in their room while the bigger bedroom sits unused and rather empty.

Do what is in the best interest of your family not a specific person.
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Old 01-20-2013, 10:56 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Wait guys ive got it figured out. Put them in a ring and let them fight it out!!!! JK
at my house age wins
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:47 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I liked the house of cards contest idea, but here's how I'd do it.

Have a contest. They'll each build you a house. Whichever house is nicer, that builder gets the bigger groom.

Then you move into the nicest house, your wife into the second nicest, and the two kids get decent sized
rooms in the apartment.

Sounds like a terrific idea imo.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:53 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Give it to the girl, she is 11, and according to you is always in her room with friends doing "girlie" stuff. I know how it is, have an 11 year old myself. Giving the girl the bigger room, will keep her and her friends in there longer and out of your way.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:53 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Are you taking the smallest room and allowing the kids to have the two biggest rooms?
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Do they both want the big room? Do they both had the same sized closets? Same view? Closest to the bathroom? There may be other features that make the small room attractive.

In the end, I would probably try to paint pros and cons of each room, then let the oldest decide. Or this could be a chance to teach the oldest boy about being a gentleman and letting the lady go first...

Congrats on the new house, though!
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Old 01-20-2013, 12:01 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Or they could share the big room, and all of a sudden you have you're very own man room for sports stuff. lol

But since you cant do that give it to the older of the two.
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Whoever is in their room more on a regular basis should get the room. If its equal then the older one gets it
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Spitting contest

(Diameter of spit after contact with ground) x (distance)

Whoever gets the highest total gets the larger room.

Or you could do it by age.
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Old 01-20-2013, 01:44 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Old 01-20-2013, 03:59 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Age has to get it, there is nothing else that is fair, plus when your boy moves out in 4 years she gets the room, and almost has it as long as he will get to have it.
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Time to prepare the children for the realities of life wich means the boy is the only one with Testicles so he is clearly entitled to the larger room

In case you wife disagrees with this reasoning, just go with oldest wins.
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Time to prepare the children for the realities of life wich means the boy is the only one with Testicles so he is clearly entitled to the larger room

In case you wife disagrees with this reasoning, just go with oldest wins.
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Time to prepare the children for the realities of life wich means the boy is the only one with Testicles so he is clearly entitled to the larger room

In case you wife disagrees with this reasoning, you will be forced to abide by her decision anyways.
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put the in the same room together and put a baseball bat in between them and lock the door
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