What's a childhood without a telescope? If you don't believe us, go watch almost any early Spielberg movie. Yeah, one with a kid in it. What's in the bedroom of every single one? A TELESCOPE. See? If it's good enough for 80s movies, it's good enough for you.
Telescopes are old. Like, super old. Like, before people knew what a cuckoo clock was old. Telescopes also predate Champagne, the piano, the dictionary and soda water. You probably have all that stuff in your house, right? So you need some sort of telescope if you ever want your kids to be taken seriously.