The monsters called with tales of all the fun things they’re doing in the country. They went fishing last night and today, supposedly catching a TON of bass and perch. They’ve ridden Papa’s poor horses to death, learning how to trot and even riding outside of the corral.
Today, they went to an Amish farm and got to milk a cow, pet a goat, and ride in a buggy. How cool is that? I want to go!
Seriously, every time we go to Papa’s I get the country yearning. I want a garden and animals of my own. It’s all the fence fixing and snakes and ticks and no high-speed internet that worries me. (I have to have high-speed for the Evil Day Job.) I could get Hughes Net but I’ve heard bad things about them. Plus the kids are in excellent schools right now and have a ton of friends here. Moving to a much smaller country school is quite a change, and I want them to have the best possible chances for scholarships. I can testify to how difficult it can be to win college scholarships when you come from a small school. There’s just not as many opportunities. Is it worth the trade off?
We haven’t decided yet but we’re talking about it every time we go to the country.
Meanwhile, the kids don’t want to come home. Might have something to do with school starting next week….or just that they’re having that much fun.