ok this is something I've been thinking of for a while, Ron always felt like he was overlooked compared to his siblings and Harry. But he's the only one in the family to have his friends over the summer, which is a huge deal when you think how poor they are.
I’ve never thought of it this way, but it’s so true.
He knows by the time he’s twelve that his parents work their asses off to put food on the table for him and his siblings, and it’s so hard for him to get up the courage to ask. He’s a Gryffindor, though, and his best friend needs him.
Molly answers his quiet question with, of course you can bring him, dear, do you want to invite him for August? and grips his shoulder lovingly. He feels, for a wild second, so special, only the second of his brothers ever to bring someone home.
Ron leaves knowing that her brain must be whirring with how she’s going to provide for another child for an entire month, and feels a little guilty about it. The bars on Harry’s window, though, and the look on Harry’s face when Molly immediately begins to feed him and ask after his wellbeing, make it worth it, though.