On the boat purchase, we bought a new 22 LSV last year and ended up with just over 100 hours on it. We really did not have a boat purchase on the radar, my wife's niece sent some pictures to the family group txt one Friday night, by Monday AM I was shopping, 2 weeks later we bought one. We had an old faithful 18' 6" Key West so the Malibu was a big change.
Not knowing anything about surf boats the first one was not optioned the way we would have with experience so traded in on a 2021 23 MXZ ordered to suit us. It is at the dealer being prepped for pickup in the next couple of weeks. COVID boat prices helped with the trade-in value so not too unhappy with that. The risk of first boat buying the way you are is that you might find you wish you had some option you might have purchased after 30 hours on the water.
I you want to burn some hours you could search on the forums for any options you are not getting and see what others have said about them. Or you could ask in this thread and see what pops up. Lots of people think for example that the fold down swim step is silly except for the very young and old. Pretty much every lady in our crew sit there from time to time and chat rather than jumping in to relieve themselves. Taking to others and reading in the forum that seems to be pretty universal. Never thought of that when we were shopping the first time. We ordered the power seat because I like to look over the wind screen to drive and can't with the STD seat without sitting on something (I am 5' 10"), but with the power seat I can sit flat in the seat and see over. Things like that.
On the parenting sub topic I agree wholeheartedly about getting them involved with start to finish. Anything legal and moral a kid learns to do on their own before they leave the house is a plus for them. The time you spend with them helping with that journey at least for me generated precious memories. My son asked me onetime why we let him do so many dangerous things his friends did not get to do. It was an unexpected question but in the process of teaching him to accept responsibility and be responsible in his actions we had to let him get from under the skirt. We try to be sure our kids are always well prepared, we are not reckless, but once prepared we let them try and do.
Back on topic, we has a blast with the boat, have no doubt you will enjoy yours.