Based on actual events.
Early evening. The Vehige family is sitting around the dinner table: two kids on either side and Mom and Dad at either end. The only girl of the family, Mary, sits to Dad’s left.
Dad’s smile widens when he hears this. He gets up, goes to his bedroom, and returns with a beat-up paperback. The bookmark is in the book.
INT. DAD’S STUDY
About an hour after dinner. Dad walks into his study and finds a birthday card sitting on his desk.
He opens the card. A heart cut out from a piece of white paper falls out. In the card, the eldest son, Tim, has written an apology for talking back to his father that morning.
Behind him, eldest son enters room.
Tim smiles, seems relieved.
Tim exits Dad’s study.