Reword these statements to SAY IT rather than hope or hint.
Benny would like Shira to turn out the reading light so he can fall asleep.
HOPING: (thinking to self) “I hope Shira finishes reading soon.”
HINTING: (saying) “That light is pretty bright.”
Shira would like help carrying in the groceries.
HOPING: (thinking to self) “I hope Benny notices how many bags and boxes are in the trunk to be brought in to the house.”
HINTING: (saying) “There are so many bags and boxes in the trunk.”