Dakota just doesn't understand why her Mom is not there to do all the things that Dakota liked - making banana pancakes, saying 'I Love You', and picking her up from school. When Dakota's mom didn't feel well, her Dad called the doctor and they had to take Dakota's mom to the hospital because she was very sick. Dakota missed her mom and was scared. Dakota was jealous of the other kids because they had their Moms. Dad encourages to talk about her feelings of being afraid, jealous and confused to him or grandma. He explains that the hospital may seem scary but it is the best place for a sick person to go to find out what is wrong. Dakota and Dad found new ways to have fun. And when Mom comes home from the hospital, they help her together to get well.