Hawthorn: Are Mom and Dad away on an emergency again and that’s why you came and got me?
Thorn: It’s not that. Hawthorn . . . how much do you know about your grandparents — your dad’s parents?
Hawthorn: . . . I have a right to bodily autonomy and if I don’t want to be hugged then they’re not allowed to make me.
Kale: Hey . . . is it okay if I ask a question?
Thorn: Oh, uh — Sure.
Kale: Why take the kid home? Why not go out to dinner, keep him distracted, until the dad tells you it’s safe to come back?
Thorn: Routine is important to the kid. Especially after a long day. Getting him home on time is still the least stressful option.
. . . Also, I don’t know any restaurants he’d eat at.