If you’re like most of us, you started to appreciate your own parents a lot more when you became a parent yourself. “Jeez, Mom, was I like that? Thanks for putting up with me!”
Even if your parents were multilingual, though, they may not have seen the point of raising you to be so. Times were very different back then. If that’s the case, you probably wish they had held your nose to the language grindstone when you were younger. Today the world is a small, fast place where fortune favors the multilingual.