Disclaimer: From the eppy Spanks Butt No Spanks. I don't own Raising Hope
"Is this a joke," Sabrina demanded.
"She could have gotten the whole house killed," Virginia explained, "She took the gas nobs off the stove."
"Okay news flash," Sabrina said, "She's not even two years old. YOU GUYS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT. SHE HAS ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHAT SHE'S DOING IS WRONG."
"Okay," Jimmy said, "So how should this situation be handled?"
Jimmy trusted Sabrina. She was one of the few people he did trust.
"First of all you need to baby proof the house," Sabrina said, "and don't stop being yourself. You're an awesome person. Do NOT let other people influence you. Secondly let her explore in the confines of her environment. If she throws something she's not supposed to throw give her something she can throw. Also did you check her temperature?"
"No," Jimmy said, "Why?"
Sabrina put a hand on Hope's forehead.
"She has a fever," Sabrina said.
"What? Oh no. No wonder the kid was so out of sorts," Virginia said, "She must have been getting sick."
"YA THINK," Sabrina said.
"GOD I suck as a dad," Jimmy said.
"No you don't," Sabrina replied, "You've been a dad for less than a year. You're an awesome dad. Hope is really blessed to have a father like you but you need to get real. You said the other day you had to stop trying to be Hope's friend. No you don't. A real friend respects one another. A real friend loves you no matter what. You are who you are Jimmy. There's no getting around that. You shouldn't try to be someone you're not."
"Sabrina," Jimmy said, "I feel like I'm in the dark and I don't know what to do."
"Well the first thing to do," Sabrina said, "Is get Hope to the clinic. If she's sick it might be serious."
"Should I go now?"
"YES," Sabrina said, "I'll take you. And tomorrow we are going to baby proof the house…"