Get the degree. For your family’s sake, especially your children’s sake. Be a good example to them. Parents who go to college have kids who go to college.
You will NEVER, EVER regret getting an education. Work hard and get it done in two years.
You may think you will never need to get a job, but the odds are that you will someday. It’s getting harder and harder to get a job without a college degree. I disagree entirely with the person who said that your degree doesn’t get the job, you do. That’s simply not true. You won’t even be allowed to submit an application for many jobs without a college degree. My brother is a supervisor in a factory–he doesn’t hire anyone for FACTORY work anymore who doesn’t have at least an Associate’s Degree (starting pay is minimum wage for Associate’s Degree to do FACTORY work).
All men worry about “What will happen to my wife and children if I die?” Your husband is charged in the Scriptures to provide support for you and his children. It will be a great burden off of his mind and heart if he knows that you have a college degree and would be able to support yourself should anything happen to him.
One more thing–what will you do if your children get involved in a sport or some other activity that costs megabucks? I was a stay at home mom for six years while my kids were little. Both of my girls got involved in figure skating when they were tots. It started out cheap, but got more and more expensive until my husband just couldn’t pay for it anymore out of his check.
Some people would have quit then, but our whole family loves skating and we decided that I would go back to work to pay for it. We are GLAD we made this decision! Our girls travelled all over the world for various competitions, and our family has so many wonderful memories from those figure skating years. Both girls got coaching jobs in college that paid well. My older daughter made the same amount of money in college coaching for 4 hours than her friends made in 20 hours of work. My younger daughter currently makes $34.00/hour coaching–not bad for a college kid! And she LOVES coaching and skating and working with kids.
Another thing that might happen is that you will end up putting your kids in a private school. We had to, because our city got messed up with a deseg lawsuit and the federal courts took over and turned our public schools into a “sociology experiment.” My income paid for both skating and school. I was VERY glad we were able to give our girls these opportunities.