Post by firecausesburns on Jan 1, 2009 0:13:21 GMT -5
I never really had a mental image of Claudia's room. At my old house, where I lived in my prime BSC years (we lived there from when I was 5 to 10), I could have fit seven people in my room without much of a problem, so I assumed it was kind of like mine, minus the dolls. Now I can barely fit myself and a friend into my room. It fits a single bed, bookcase, night table and chest of drawers, and one wall has a built-in wardrobe and desk. There's almost no floor space. I don't actually know anyone with a guest bedroom, and just about every house in my area is single-storey.
Maybe a couple of the boys *gasp* shared a room. Aside from the Pikes and the Barrett/DeWitts (and Dawn and MA for a brief time), did anyone else share rooms? Having had to share a room with my sisters, I always thought it was a little weird that most of the other kids had their own rooms--and rather large ones at that. Then again, I didn't grow up in a perfect town like Stoneybrook. ;D
"It seems to me, though, that Mal has so much personality that when you look at her you see someone you like, so she looks good." - Dawn and the School Spirit War
But didn't the Hobarts move into Mary Anne's house? They shoved four boys in that house somehow.
Did the house have a guest room when Richard and Mary Anne lived there? If it was a three-bedroom house, Ben and James might have shared one room and Mathew and Johnny another. If it was ever mentioned that they had their own rooms, I guess we can stick with the 'magic expanding house' theory.
MA's house had three bedrooms. When Richard and Sharon were getting married and MA threw up the fuss about having to move, Richard said there wasn't a room for Jeff in their house, Dawn and MA could have their own rooms but would have to share when Jeff came to town. That was one of the reasons that they moved to the farmhouse.
Post by sparklymouse on Jan 4, 2009 20:52:52 GMT -5
Yes, it does make sense. I'm just thinking about how Mary Anne had to move out of her home in large part because of two kids who left town anyway. And since she and Dawn wanted to share a room when they moved in together, they could have done that in the Bradford Court house and still had a room available for Jeff. Mostly I just felt sad for Claudia when she pouted that "the triangle" was completely broken up.
I don't know if it really made sense for the person who probably had the nicer, more maintained home to move into the old, run down, creaky, scary sounding farmhouse from 1795, when people were shorter. I mean, it kind of really sucks for Mary Anne to have to move out of the house she's lived in forever; Dawn and Sharon had just moved to town. They shouldn't have had any sort of emotional attachment to a home they lived in for a few months.
Post by starlett2010 on Jan 8, 2009 19:33:35 GMT -5
My dad has a super old house. Not as old as Dawn's but still fairly old. it's technically a 3 bedroom house but we use the study/office as a 4th bedroom. So maybe some Stoneybrook houses that seem really large (aka Claud's house) really just had converted rec rooms and studies that were used for other bedrooms or something. That would make sense for Mary Anne's old house as well. Richard probably had a study and the Hobarts could have just used it for a bedroom. Poor David Michael, maybe his room really WAS a closet!