My husband is a scientist. So far though, the artistic gene has proven dominant in our offspring. But there's still a chance: our youngest actually likes math, and one of her older siblings got her a Volcano science kit for Christmas. The crater is drying as I write.
Raising a family is an interesting experiment. The biggest challenge is keeping an open mind about the expected outcome. While it's practically impossible to keep the process untainted by outside influences, even if we could, unknown elements are an important part of the equation. The best we can hope for is that we learn something along the way. That part is a choice.
One of the best quotes I've heard lately is -
"Sometimes you win, and sometimes you learn."
Even if it all blows up in your face. It's what you do with it once that happens that matters most.
Such is life.