It's a long way, it's expensive, and it's time-consuming.
But if I were you, would I walk? You bet!
Let your children SEE you receive your degree. The visual impression will stay with them and it may help them want to earn a degree of their own one day. Celebrate! Make it a mini-vacation if you can.
In 2000, when my younger daughter graduated from college, the "regular" students received their degrees with due appreciation from the audience. Then degrees were awarded to the "non-regulars" (I don't remember what the division was really called), the folks with jobs and families who had been spending nights and weekends taking courses and studying. They each received applause, screams, hoots, hollers, and anything else you can think of from their "fan clubs" - family members, friends, neighbors, strangers. Even when there were just a few fans, they were joyful and noisy! I remember one little toddler running down the aisle to hug her daddy as soon as he stepped off the stage with his degree in his hand.
Give your children (and yourself) the experience. Hike up there... and walk! That's my vote.