My s/o's son is 7 (turns 8 in August.) He lives with us sun, mon, tues, and every other saturday. He spends the rest of the time at his mothers. We only live about 2 miles away from each other.
His mother & him live in a 1br apartment (that is all she could afford) @ first they shared a bed, then after much badgering from my s/o she bought a fold away bed that is next to hers. According to the boy, he rarely slept in it and would always crawl into her bed. Now her brother has moved into the apartment so he is sleeping on the boy's old bed. And he is back in the bed with his mother. (can you imagine 3 people in a 1 br apt..not fun!)
Anyways my s/o knows that her lease is coming up and he wants to "request" that his son has his own room. I would feel bad if she could not afford it, but I think it would be good for him to have his own space as well.
So, what do you ladies think? Is he oversteping boundaries to make this request? Is it valid or should he just let it be?