So to answer your question, does the child outline the goals of the father?
Lets play for a moment that the child is as intelligent or more intelligent than the father.
Lets imagine for a moment that we were God.
I for one would choose to live as a child. To enjoy the life's experiences unfold before my curious eyes. Even though I can peek to the end of the book to find out what happens I would not. I would keep my consciousness in the present. Otherwise It would spoil the ending. Do you remember when you were about to see a movie then were told information that spoiled the movie for you? I have.
Could we plant a garden in where we can grow beautiful trees and plants and water them. Watch them both thrive in the light and wither in the dry cold?
Could we make animals to eat the grass and other bigger animals to eat the smaller animals like a cycle?
Could we make another creature that is more intelligent than the other animals to be able to appreciate the other creations you have made?
Could we make a place for the new creature to live? Could we take delight in our new creation? Would we make things unknowable to him to keep him humble?
"Come with me and we shall walk as equals among the stars " - Affluence
Could we entertain ourselves? I propose we could.