A host mom writes:
Do we need to get a bigger bed for our next au pair?
Our current au pair has a queen-size bed in her room, which used to be our guest room. We are moving to a larger home in a few months. The new house will have a guest room, and so we want to use this queen bed in the guest room once again.
When we move, our au pair would get a twin bed. It is a comfortable, clean, cosy bed.
Our current au pair doesn’t care about downsizing to a twin bed for a short time. She will be completing her year soon. However, our current au pair is concerned about the bed for the new au pair. She suggested that that I should reconsider giving our next au pair a twin bed.
Our current au pair says that most au pairs have large beds. She worried that our new au pair will feel slighted when she sees the larger beds her friends get to sleep on.
So I’d like to know:
- Is a twin bed really that small? (I’d sleep on one.)
- Do most families provide a queen bed for their au pairs?
- Have any other host families faced a similar situation?
- Would other families consider buying a bigger bed for the au pair?