Bedroom – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History

When I was a kid and until I went to college actually, I shared a room with my sister.  We had twin beds, chests and toys when we were little.  We had a little corner of our room devoted to our Barbie home!  We spent many many hours in our bedroom playing with those Barbie dolls!  

For one memorable weekend, there were also stripes of black tape across the room when we were fighting!  Then we finally realized that one of us was able to get to our clothes  but the other was the only one who could get to the door!  We made up and then the room went back to normal!

I don’t really remember any special decorations.  We had the usual teenage posters of the teen actors and singers but I don’t really remember which ones.  Our beds did usually have matching bedspreads. 

Our room was usually messy!  In fact one of my most memorable moments is one day when I was about 9 or 10 and my sister was about 7 or 8  and were sent to our room to clean it.  We had been in there for a while “cleaning” our room and my sister went to get Dad to check her side because she was finished.  Dad came in and took one look and told her she needed to finish cleaning her side that she wasn’t done.  She looked up at him with her puppy-dog brown eyes and said “What’s wrong with it, Daddy?” I could see the smoke coming out of his ears!  He just turned around and left the room!  Mom came in a few minutes later and explained that my sister should really remove the giant pile of clothes from the floor of the closet and hang them up if they were clean or take them to the dirty clothes!  Then, she should clean all the toys she had shoved under her bed and piled beside it and put them in the toy bins!  My sister got her payback last year though when her soon with the same puppy-dog eyes looked up at her with his room completely covered in toy and looked up at her and asked what was wrong with it when she told him to clean his room!  She just didn’t seem to see why Mom and Dad found that so funny!!

Week 19. Bedroom. Describe your childhood bedroom. What furniture did it contain? Were there curtains, wallpaper or paint? Was it messy or clean? Did you share a room with your siblings?