The girls and I spent a lot of time outdoors yesterday. Even though it was a little cool and overcast it was nice for late February. One of the selling points for our subdivision was the neighborhood park, which is walking distance from our house. Caitlin climbed on the playground equipment over and over again and helped push baby sister in her stroller for a mile walk! Most days we like our neighborhood, except for the evenings when our neighbor’s dogs go insane and it sounds like we’re living next to the dog pound, but the hubby and I talk (and dream) about eventually moving out of suburbia. But we’re zoned for a very good elementary school, so we don’t feel the need to uproot any time soon as Caitlin starts kindergarten in fall 2007. That is another topic entirely. I can’t BELIEVE my baby is going to be starting real school next year!
I grew up in the country (8 miles from “town”) and during high school it definitely cramped my social life until I got my own set of wheels, a happenin’ little silver Subaru. But growing up in the country holds many strong memories for me. The hubby grew up in a subdivision, so he feels more landlocked. I have to admit I’ve gotten spoiled living within 5 miles of every convenience imaginable…a major mall (even though it is struggling so “major” is a stretch), grocery stores, restaurants, interstate access, etc. Oh, and a brand new YMCA is under construction less than two miles from our house, so the ties that bind us to suburbia will be even stronger! So…are you a country mouse or a city mouse?