I know the reason that he can't wrap his head around it, and that is because I tell him constantly how much I want to be a "Stay at home mom". He knows that, and thinks I don't need a degree.
What I know is that I enrolled in an Associates Degree program in 2006. I started full time, and then things changed, jobs changed, and life changed. I started part time again this past Fall. Today I begin my final two classes, and will get my Associates Degree in May.
I said to my husband "Well I'm not a stay at home mom am I?" in a heated fashion. He didn't want to talk about it from the start, because he knew I would get upset. "Someday our kids will be in school, and I'll probably want to get a job again.". And I concluded my argument with "Plus, I started this and I want to finish it!"
That's the biggest reason. I started this and it seems silly not to finish it. I'm so close I can taste it. There's a chance that I will never need an Associates Degree in Business Management in my future job endeavors, but I need it for myself.