Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson for August 15, 1990
Mom: Sometimes I feel like our life has gotten too complicated...that we've accumulated more than we really need...that we've accepted too many demands... Dad: Well, Thoreau says, "simplify, simplify." Maybe we need to do that. Mom: But how? Calvin: I hate it when they look at me that way.
Simplification means finding and embracing your true priorities. Which, ideally, should include children. Especially your own children.