Lizabeth's Dad: Twenty - two years Maybelle, twenty - two years, and I got nothing for you
Lizabeth's Mom: It's all right honey, you'll get something.
Lizabeth is frustrated and crying, so she dosen't think about how anyone might feel before pulling and tearing out the marigolds Mrs. Lottie planted out of care and love. All in all she was acting very childish.
Lizabeth's mom and dad were talking in the middle of the night, and Lizabeth was very sad and depressed. This shows the transitioning between acting childish and acting adultlike because she understands how her dad must feel.
In remembrance of Mrs. Lottie, Lizabeth decides to plant marigolds of her own. This shows that she is acting adultlike because she realizes her childish mistakes and feels more mature.