Having children is scary. It's like someone hands you the keys to the universe and then tells you to do whatever you want to do. I have been a parent now for over 6 years and I still feel like I don't know what I am doing. Often I feel that the kids are smarter than I am. But I have wisdom, I think, or at least a little bit of fortitude to install some survivor skills in my children: eat, sleep, brush teeth, go to school--generalize then specialize.
Another thing that's great about having children, is you can plagiarize their drawings for your next asemic novel.