So I hired a babysitter for Delia. I thought maybe it would be good. I thought maybe it would make it so Ephram could get more important work done, like with his homework and piano. But he didn't really go for it. In fact, he fired her. I had to hire her back. And then later when we were arguing, she came downstairs and had a go at the both of us, and I nearly fired her myself. But now that I think of it, she made some good points. And besides, Delia likes her. So Madison stays.
I'm sorry, Nina. It was wrong of me to ignore you and your problems. I know you're having a difficult time, and you just need an ear every once in a while. I'll try to be that ear from now on.