about Apple Camp, the program that Apple runs in its stores to teach kids the finer points of Macs, a few months ago. Now, I don't have any children so there is very little chance that I would end up at Apple Camp (and if I did it would be a little creepy), however, Peter Cohen of Macworld does have children and they wanted to go Apple Camp.
Read all about Peter's experience
there (the short version: the kids liked it, and the parents bought stuff) and maybe it'll be enough to convince you to sign your kids up. Plus, I am sure you could use a new MacBook Pro.