We raised our pre-teens and teens in the country and I wish that I had moved them out here a bit earlier. My daughters still want trucks and found boys that love outdoor activities. They are pretty country. Our son promptly moved back to the city! I like it here though. Folks are polite around here and will help each other out in a pinch. I like how even the teenagers friend me on social media and wave as they drive by. The people here are good people. My granddaughter, Maryjane, is being raised in the country, in fresh air, and clean pastures. When she comes to visit Grammie and Papa’s house she delights in the animals and wants to be outside a good part of the time that we babysit. What a blessing to raise children in the country.
May we all find that childlike wonder in the country.