I know that this will bring lots of troubles in terms of cleaning the house and possible disturbances that cat may occur. At the same time I cannot forget the enjoyable time that I used to have with my cats when I was a child.
I think the experience of caring and loving an innocent animal in our modern industrial time is a precious one and that kids can learn a lot from this. So I am thinking of possibly getting a cat for them.
There is only one milestone to pass: convincing my wife!