Big or small? City or country? (pt. 2 of 2)

On Friday night, we went to a high school basketball game in Roland, OK. It was so much fun. The kids from Roland high school played another local city. (They won by the way). These kids grew up together.Their parents know each other. The team spirit was energizing and fun.

Now, let me tell you about Edmond. Our boys go to 1 of 16 elementary schools, which feed into 5 middle schools and then end up in 3 high schools. Each school has about 650 in their graduating classes.This means that our boys are about 1 in 2000 kids graduating from Edmond on any given year. Sheesh! (Please note that these numbers are only estimates.) You can also add in kids from private schools and ones that are home-schooled.

That's a big contrast from where I grew up. We want them to have all the opportunities without getting lost in the crowd! This is a big concern for us. We have a few more years before Merrick will be in middle school to figure out what's next.

So, what do YOU think? Do you want your family growing up in a big city or a small town? What do you think are the pros and cons of both? Did you feel like you had more/less opportunity depending on where you graduated from? Please share!