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View Poll Results: Parents--Do you leave your bedroom door open when you go sleep?
Door is always open 19 39.58%
Door is always closed 14 29.17%
It depends...sometimes open-sometimes closed 15 31.25%
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Old 08-06-2007, 10:11 AM
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We almost never close the closet doors. They are sliding doors and REALLY squeaky! We just shift them back and forth depending on who needs to get clothes out of the closet.

Big DS only closes his closet in the winter because it backs to the (non-insulated) garage, and there's a blast of cold air if he doesn't close it.
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Old 08-06-2007, 11:23 AM
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Open sometimes, closed sometimes. I can't hear a thing when it is closed especially with air on. My husband works at night so I definately need to hear me being a hard sleeper once I go to sleep by 3 a.m. My kids bust in my room anyway. Growing up my sister had to walk through my room to get to hers and she was in college so it was open mostly or she never closed it back. Bathroom light on and door open always. I do that now for my kids. As far as the closet- it seems we all have the MONSTAER"S INC syndrome.
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Old 08-06-2007, 11:54 AM
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the girls sleeps with thier closet door open but the reason is because it a half double door and with thier toys it just hard to shut.
Plus they like the light to be left on and I use their closet light for them.

Our bedroom has 2 doors to it too, one into the hallway and one to the outside.
I don't shut the blinds all the way down and sometimes the light from the LR will shine into the bedroom door or from the hallway into the back door.
My dh likes a night light so when he comes home the night lite goes on for I go to sleep with it off.

THis has been a very interesting thread.
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by bar_bar

THis has been a very interesting thread.
I totally agree!

I sleep by myself 5 or 6 days a a week since my DH works night shift. So that is why I have come to rely on leaving the doors open. When they were babies (and even then some ), I always had a moniter in my room.

On the days that my Dh is off, he has come accustomed to sleeping with the door open and the fan off but our room is blacked out for him to sleep during the day. He also sleeps with the fan on during the day.

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Old 08-06-2007, 08:51 PM
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I chose both.
My son's bedroom is a pass through to my bedroom. His door is ALWAYS closed, even when he's not there. When I was in 7th grade we had a fire in our house and ever since then I have been closing my door.
My bedroom door (into Jason's room) is a set of sliding doors which won't stop smoke or fire. The other door into the hallway is blocked by a bookcase. We usually close the adjoining door. When the a/c is on it stays closed all day. If it is particularly muggy or hot, I leave the adjoining door open at night so Jason can get the a/c.
In wintertime, the adjoining door is usally partially open to allow some of the heat in Jason's room to escape into ours. Otherwise his room gets sweltering (large radiator in a tiny room). Our radiator is never on because we both like the room cold for sleeping. We have no closets in either room. Jason's closet is a bar hanging on the sliding door. Our closet is a mud room off the kitchen that we converted to a closet (my house is over 100 years old so there are very few closets). I like to sleep in a completely dark room but we usually keep the fish tank light on in Jason's room so we don't trip on the way to our room.
As for the privacy, there is none! Not with the closeness of the bedrooms and the sliding door. Intimacy is usually saved for after he is asleep or when he's not home.
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:54 AM
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I have always slept with the door open- even as a kid. My bedroom as a child didn't have a radiator or register for heat, although the chimney went up behind the door. I think it was left open so heat from the hall and my parents room would come in. So I just thought it was natural to have the door open.

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Old 08-07-2007, 09:35 AM
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Our door has always been open. The kids all sleep with their doors shut now that they are older.
Our bedroom is in an out of the way part of the house so the open door is usually not a problem. Having the door open does help with the heating and cooling of the room too.
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Old 08-07-2007, 07:53 PM
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I voted that I keep ours closed-which we do now. When the kids were little and we were living just our family, the doors might have been opened a little bit-even when my door was closed then, I usually found at least one of my girls in bed with us in the morning.
When we moved to NC and moved in with my parents, we all kept the doors closed for privacy and now with dd#1 and her family living with us the gk's door might be opened a little but the adults doors are closed.
Closets are never closed though-in FL they were rarely closed; at my mom's house they were always closed; here in our home we took the bifold doors off because the carpet knocked them off track most of the time-so no doors to close.....
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:13 PM
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I keep the door open cause i feel saver that way . Even when I was living at home my door was open. So I never change still stays open. When the kids were young there doors where open too. So i could hear if they needed me. It was a good idea too.

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Old 08-09-2007, 12:27 AM
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Even though now our kids are older and we keep our door shut at night I can still hear them moving about if they get up when we are asleep, quite often meet them at the doorway. Thier rooms are across the house, so either they make one heck of a racket anyone can hear, excluding hubby, but I prefer to think that we as mums will hear our kids regardless as that is what we are programmed to do since they were babies.

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