I am so happy to see a group dedicated to onlies. My husband and I have a 3.5 year old daughter. We both have four siblings who all have multiple kids, so we don't have any frame of reference fort raising an only child.
Anyways, back to my thread. As my daughter is getting closer to school age, I have been thinking more and more about her future schooling. Both of my older sisters homeschool their children, and I always assumed I would as well, but I am not sure how well it will work out with having an only child (DH had a Vasectomy three years ago, so we are certain we aren't having more children). I think that she could get a wonderful education being homeschooled, and I would like to provide her with something more than the education I received. (I went to public school all the way through, and really loved school, but was not really challenged). But, I have a lot of concerns about homeschooling an only child. I have been a stay at home mom all along, but I'm feeling ready to go back to school for my masters and to pursue a career in the next couple years. Is is realistic to consider homeschooling and doing this as well. I can also see how it could be a lot more work to provide social opportunities for an only child. Right now my daughter always wants me to play with her, and I don't think I want to have to be her playmate during the daytime hours if we decide to homeschool. There is also private school, which is an option, but I start to think about how awesome of a homeschool curriculum I could provide with that kind of money.
I'm not sure what my question is exactly, I guess I'm just looking for what other parents of only children thoughts are on education, and especially some experiences from parents of older onlies.