This is my grandson who told my son he has to do this at mom's home. Although son was outraged, I wasn't because I do know some kids take care of younger sibs at early ages (although his mom is perfectly free and able to do it herself...she is very lazy. Junior also cleans her cat's litter box, although grandson doesn't like the cat and it is not his). I digress... In my family of origin, we were very dysfunctional. None of us had chores at any age and we did not look after one another so it's impossible for me to know if this is "out there" or acceptably normal. I am curious about your opinions though.j Personally, I know myself and I would have been afraid my infant would drown or get hurt with a seven year old doing the chore. But I'm an admitted big worrier and can be overprotective. So where do you stand? There is no right or wrong answer to me. I am just curious since the issue came up. Thank you in advace. Want to add seven year old is neurotypical and very bright, but medium in maturity. These two boys are her only children. She has a husband who seems to be out of town a lot and mom does work full time.