We still hope to homeschool our kids. As Sly is just turning three, I still have some time before I need to really start doing anything about it "officially." Depending on his readiness, I may start sitting down with him intentionally in another year or so to start really learning his letters and their sounds, and practicing counting (he's adorably bad at it right now). For now, Sly and I are both content with him learning letters slowly and naturally as he happily puts together his alphabet puzzle about ten times a day.
Our parents all know we want to homeschool the kids. I feel like we've talked about it with them many times. So I don't know if they genuienely forget about it or if they just aren't taking us seriously, when they say things like, "make sure when you buy a house, you pick a good school district. You don't want to send your kids to the city schools." or "In a few years, Sly will be in school and ________." Really? I don't want to sound like a broken record, constantly reminding them of our alternative plans for the kids' education, but this happens all the time. I usually just respond with a quick smile, and change the subject.
Perhaps I'm just a pessimist, but I have some concerns about the future of homeschooling in this country. I just don't like the way the political winds are blowing. It's times like these I thank God that I have a teaching certificate, because who knows - maybe one day that will be the only thing that allows me to teach my own children. At any rate, it can't hurt. And it might lend me some "credibility" in the minds of certain people, and I won't complain about having less people on my back in the future.
Anyways...here's an interesting infographic about homeschooling that's going around, if you haven't seen it yet.