(Damn, this is cute! And, yes, I turned on the light at 11 pm to snap this picture)
My two younger sons are 8 and 6 years old. Though my 8 year old has always been the "loner" and wanted his own space, he is currently going through his "nightmare phase" (just like big brother did). He has had a few bad dreams at night which resulted in him asking the 6 year old to sleep in his room.
Apparently, having his brother sleeping in the next bed didn't seem to ward off the dreams, because next he asked his brother to sleep next to him in bed. This seems to have worked and they have slept in the same double bed for the last 3 months or so.
The boys chat a bit before going to sleep, and once asleep never stir until morning.
This sleeping arrangement drives the Big Guy crazy.
p.s. (two more days till my 29th (again) birthday!)