It's all worth it. My other hobby is amateur radio astronomy and I basically gave it up when my daughter was born.... maybe I'll get back to it when I retire. Meanwhile, priorities! My daughter is 11 now and she's interested enough in photography that she'll go with me or at least put up with me! We spent the whole day today driving over to the central valley to look at some Sandhill Cranes and because there was a tree I wanted to photograph. Yes it's exhausting but enjoy it... the last 10 years sure went by fast!!