Mom and dad have promised me a million times that they'll work less, but they never actually do it. It's just work, work, work for them. Back in Connecticut, Smilla's dad said that the worst thing parents can do is to make promises to their children and not keep them. I stayed awake all night and thought about what Dr. Edwards said and about grandpa and about the fact that he needs a purpose. That's why I had to take things in my own hands.