There's a TV commercial about kids and drugs. It says something like
"40% of the kids using drugs live in an urban environment.... guess
where the others live".
Your family is certainly not
protected from all negative elements when living here, although the
reduction in population density means that there are fewer people that
are prone to causing trouble. And, as I've said before, it's the people,
not the animals, who cause problems... here and in the city.
some very different aspects for family life here though. Here are some
- The nearest grocery store could be 15 miles or more from your home
(and where we live, the roads are so windy that 15 miles translates
to 30 minutes)
- Day care... well I don't know of any out here, but I'll check with
others with kids. It'll be a drive, where ever they are located.
- Kids activities -- the high-school is 45 minutes away from us.
That means kids are up early, home late and any after school
activities either take a lot of driving from mom and dad, or you
have to find a friend or neighbor to help. And, the law of averages
says your kids' best friend will live on the other side of the
school district -- 45 minutes in the other direction.
- Dressing up -- that's a clean tee shirt and jeans or warm-ups with
no holes in them.
- Your family and friends will think you are a thousand miles away
and rarely come visit (that might be good 8-)
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