Try as I might, it seems that I cannot stop making mistakes on my oldest child.
I seem to have the shortest temper with her and expect more than I should from her. Every night when I see her asleep (usually on my bedroom floor) I realize that she deserves better, and I resolve to do better. Sometimes I do; sometimes I fall short. Way short.
Up to this point I have comforted myself with the fact that she is so young that she will not remember all of my mistakes.
But, now she's four! I remember things from when I was four! So the chances are that she will, too! I have officially run out of time to greatly improve my parenting skills.