Thomas: Now, we can come back to this later. We have to finish getting ready. Remember? We’re heading over to Hope’s cabin to watch the fireworks.
Douglas: Will there be ice cream? Mommy liked ice cream with fireworks.
Thomas: Yeah, I bet Hope does, too. And you want her to be your new mommy, right? You love her, like we talked about?
Douglas: You’re getting married.
Thomas: Well, I have to ask her first, but yes. And then she’ll be your mommy. And we’ll be a family. And that sounds good to you, right? That’s what you want? Do you want to try saying it? Do you want to try saying, um… you want Hope to be your mommy?
Douglas: I want Hope —
Thomas: Oh, no, no, no. Look, well, say it like you’re talking to her, okay? So, like, “Hope, I want you to be my mommy!”
Douglas: Hope, I want you to be my mommy!
Thomas: That’s right! Exactly. You know what, Hope is really sad right now, okay? So we need to give her something. She needs to know how much we love her and how much we need her.
Douglas: The ring!
Thomas: Yeah! Smart boy. That’s exactly right. And, you know what, this ring — this ring has special powers. It’s magic. If she puts it on her finger, then everything is perfect.
Douglas: Are you gonna give it to her tonight?
Thomas: Well, I had a — a different idea.