Laura: I don't think it's such a good idea for Jenny to be spending so much time at Marvin's.
Almanzo: Why not?
Laura: Well, you saw her. She's exhausted. She could barely keep her eyes open at the dinner table. She hardly even ate anything! I just don't think it's a good idea.
Almanzo: Beth, how many times has that child come home so exhausted from playing that she can barely keep her eyes open?
Laura: It was different then.
Laura: She was all right then. How do we know this isn't making her worse? All that walking.....
Almanzo: Beth, it's good for her. She's having fun, don't treat her like an invalid. You said you were gonna give this a chance.