Yes, there are parallels. The difference is that i just look at [my son] david and think that he's absolutely perfect, whereas you look at the finished book and you think, 'oh, damn it, i should have changed that.' you're never happy. Whereas with a baby, you're happy. If you've got a perfect baby, you're just grateful.
But i dont think ive ever known such a natural at potions! Said slughorn. Instinctive, you know like his mother! Ive only ever taught a few with this kind of ability, i can tell you that, sybill why even severus and to harrys horror, slughorn threw out an arm and seemed to scoop snape out of thin air toward them.