Shake my head at my mom. I'm having baby number 6 here in two months. My oldest is 8, almost 9. He told me the other day that he will help change the baby's diapers when she gets here. I told him that was sweet and that if he really wanted to I would help him learn, but that changing a baby's diaper can be hard. Then I stopped and realized... I was in kindergarten when I started changing my brothers diapers.. and we used the cloth diapers with pins (and yes, i remember jabbing him with pins on accident). I remember my sister, who was only two years older then me feeding him his baby food. I remember preparing bottles.
I do know my mom worked at the time, graveyards at a nursing home, but still. I have worked out of the home, graveyards even, and never have I even considered having my older children take on that responsiblility.
I remember at one point as a teen we got into a fight and I basically told her she was a crappy mom, and she told me "well when you have 5 kids you will see its not that easy and that i did the best i could." Well, I have five, I'm having one more, and yes it can be hard.. hell, having one can be hard, but the older I get, the more I look back and realize.. I was right.. she was a very crappy mom. I'm not perfect by any means. And just being better then her will never be enough in my mind. There will always be room for improvement. I just hope I remember that as I get older.
How about you, do you ever look back and think "wtf was my mom thinking?"