My first daughter used to love standing on the wing of my airplane and waving at the ANG guys as they would taxi out.
Not sure where you come up with the idea that you can't have stuff at the same time as kids.
Be glad you're not a professional person; any idea how many people want to ask "just one quick question" when you're at some kind of social event? I would much rather field simple questions about kids than stuff that can land you in professional liability quagmires.
I have grand kids older than my youngest kid. Pretty sure he'll come running to the door to greet me when I get home. Never had a manufactured object do that ...
Kids make some people ultra-annoying and super sanctimonious. Some think the world owes them gibs and rec... personally can't wait to have kids even though I'm super late by most people's standards. Last Grandma's on her deathbed wishing I amounted to more... I get her point wish could help her but, you know... in due time
Your life, Your choice.
Also life is short, live it!
His nose, his brown spot treatment.....
Me, I'm just happy my kids have way more (stuff, access to things to do, experiences) then me and wifey at their age
my first monthly salary out of college was $100.
P.S. some parents they do make it a competition with other parents about their "precious"