So...the whole job in China thing has presented itself to Tyson again, but this time with a twist. They are asking him to work in stretches of 6 weeks and then spend 3 weeks at home, so the kids and I would stay here. It would be almost triple what he's making now and he'd need to sign a three year contract, with an option to leave after one year (there are big bonuses for staying additional years). Overall, he'd be away from home about as much as he is now, it would just be in bigger chunks and he'd be home for bigger chunks.
Do you think that how the time is broken up makes a difference? Enough of a difference to turn down triple the money? Initially we said no, but now, realizing that the time away from home would be about the same and realizing that we could pretty much pay for both kids' college education in one year of this is making us rethink. Also, I told him that if we go through with it, I'm hiring part time help with the kids (for when I'm in school/work and to just get an occasional break) and a cleaning lady - I would need help maintaining my sanity for 6 week stretches.
What would you do?