I'd spent about a month going back and forth on the thought of buying a 3rd crib (I can't believe I own 3 cribs!), and finally caved in and went for it. Although, as you can see from the picture, the kids look ok with just 1 crib for all 3 of them! I was hoping Bentley would transition to his toddler bed and kindly pass on his crib but he's still rather attached to it. I've had the toddler bed ready and waiting for... almost a year? Yep, it just might be that long! The most interest Bentley has shown in it occured last week when I took the mattress off to move it to the new crib - the toddler bed suddenly became an attractive looking jungle gym. Not quite what I was going for! I've decided to console myself with the thought that I don't want him in the cute toddler bed anyway - the ability of my toddler to get up and roam the house at whim during the night is not something that would enhance my beauty sleep.
When I asked Bentley if he wanted the twins to sleep in his room he gave me a "YEAH!", and then a "NO WAY!" when he further processed the question. I rephrased it as "Won't it be nice to have someone to talk to, so you don't have to be alone?!", and then he was cool with the idea. I'm a bit ambivalent about the room sharing - I'm an only child and never had to share, why should my kids? On the other hand, it's not like I completely enjoyed having my own room when I was young. My parents tell me it took them a good 7 years to get me completely out of their bed at night - I was a clever child and they could never come up with a good answer to the question of why I had to sleep alone in a room when they had eachother. :-)