Do you love big bluegill?
Consider selling the kid(s), too. No good can come of them, either.
But if your intent on keeping them, do as Bill says and give the rod plaque to them when they grow up. Nothing like a little parental guilt to make you feel better. And dont forget the puppies.
I can see a puppy chewing the cork handle off a rod... (just replace it) but chewing the rod to pieces? What kind of dog do you have?
You guys may laugh at me for buying my $400+ fly rods, but they come with a lifetime guarantee.... and are replaced for free if eaten by dogs, electric car windows, tailgates, screen doors, or clumsy fishing partners, or all of the above. Been there, done that.
i said that the puppys has to go but kids are begging and wife is saying no and i have a doberman but he dont touch anything but my sister gave my kids a half boxer and get this basset hound lol but know after talking about this some more i need to get rid of my sister!!!
If the wife and kids are both against you, well... you better suck it up and call this a lesson learned. Make you some fishing rod racks and get em up off the floor from here out. Message me and I'll get you some pics of my custom designed holders. They are cheap, easy to make and they work horizontally or standing, both ashore and afloat.
I recently picked up the 5'6" Falcon UL via Cabelas. I took it fishing yesterday and was absolutely thrilled by the distance it could cast my bobber and the way it handled the bedding bull gills. It was a pleasure to fish! Not to mention that it easily handled a random smallmouth that decided to hit my bait. They make a 5' version that I would HIGHLY recommend. I have numerous ultralights including several St. Croix rods and I would put the Falcon right up at the top.
FYI -- My rod is rated 1/64 to 1/16 and has plenty of backbone. It is a fast action - although this is not noted on the rod. Falcon makes a 4'6" 1/64 - 1/16 rod or a 5' 1/32 - 1/8 rod. Get one and you will not be disappointed.