Sunday, December 5, 2010

Rural Room Mothers

So...the other morning, I'm standing around chatting with some other moms after we've dropped our kids off, and the conversation turns to guns...as in what kind of guns we own, what kind of recoil they have, and so on. Does that strike you as funny? It did me! It also got me thinking about other things that make this environment so different from suburbia:

- Any given day, but ESPECIALLY on weekends, you can hear gunshots ring out in our valley. And no one thinks twice. And usually no one calls the cops. Because there are a lot of things that need shooting up here!

- On "Bring your Pet to School Day", there were chickens, kittens, rabbits, goats, a pony, a mule, a miniature donkey, and of course, dogs. In fact, there were so many pets, they split it into two days: dogs and non-dogs.

- The school parking lot is predominantly filled with trucks

- 70% of the homes are heated with wood (I can't recall where I saw that data, so take it with a grain of salt, I guess)

- Nearly ALL the homes have a travel trailer. Many look like they are occupied. Hey, just a few months ago, that was US!

- There are many multi-generational families here. Now we are part of that, too.

Don't you just want to move here now?

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