I figured I'd show you what it looks like now.
I spent an entire day swapping kids and their things around.
Dolly now has a room all to herself. By CPS "law" she would have had to have moved before her birthday in September anyway. I knew it would be better to deal with the discomfort of change this summer as opposed to right after school starts.
Bart has since calmed down about the whole room switch. Out of all the kids he took it the worst. The darling cherub honestly thought he should get a room all to himself. Instead, he's now sharing with TT and Dude. It's "The Boys' Room". Dude told me we needed to make a sign that says "no girls allowed". (I'm pretty sure that line was fed to him by an older brother!) Dude's favorite part of having the older boys move in to the room is the pictures on the wall. He thinks that is awesome!!
Dude was still awake an hour after his bedtime when TT and Bart came upstairs to go to bed. He settled down OK after they got tucked in.
This is how TT and Bart coped.
The next morning, ALL the cherubs were up early! It was a long day and Dude and Dolly had the pleasure of taking a nap as a result.
Everyone has adjusted pretty well now though. TT and Bart like having more space to play in their room.
Dude and Dolly have transitioned fine. And, amazingly enough, TT is sleeping through the night for the first time in almost over a year. (I think it's more due to the meds I've got him taking than the room switch.) I'm glad I got this done at the beginning of the summer. It's been an interesting thing to watch though. Change isn't easy -- even safe, relatively simple stuff like this.