19 September 2017
My dad’s place, The living room couch
I hope your mom has a wonderful birthday! I’m sure she had if she ended up visiting you, especially when you don’t have any books around to distract you. (Good call Albus, good call).
The weather was terrible today so I stayed indoors and read the books you send. I finished The perks of being a wallflower an hour ago, and really enjoyed it. You should read it when Albus lifts your ban!
But I didn’t just read today, because today was one of those rare days on which my dad came home early. He was here just after lunch and we spent the entire afternoon baking. It was wonderful!
As I am writing you this letter my dad is asleep on the couch next to me, still half covered in flour which to be honest looks quite adorable on him. I still don’t know if he’s going to therapy yes or no, but whatever he does it seems to be working since his mood has improved a lot the last few days.
I wished I could say the same about me, but apart from this afternoon I haven’t had much success yet. I mostly read a lot, fleeing into worlds where divorced parents are not an issue I have to deal with. I tried to tell myself that was not why I started reading this much, but lying to yourself isn’t going to get you anywhere.
I talked to Bill the other day (he came over for tea, though really I think your dad send him to check on my dad) and he said that it was okay to be sad about the divorce, so I think I might just try that for a bit. See if letting things out is going to stop me from feeling like I’m walking on the edge of a cliff all the time.
Merlin that sounded dramatic, and trust me it’s not all that bad, but it is true. Divorced parents suck.
Anyhow, I’m falling asleep a bit and I still have to take a shower so I’ll end this letter now. Thank you for writing to me, I know you probably have tons of friends at Hogwarts already and writing to me is a bit of an inconvenience, so I’m very glad you’re doing it.
Lily Luna Potter
Ps. Say thank you to Lavender Patil for me!