In Plain Sight, Parent Teacher Conference

Dear Diary –

Why do adults always want to know how you’re feeling? Sometimes, I don’t know how I feel, and I don’t know what to say to them. I just want to figure it out on my own. I love my family, Dani and Rod, they are the best! But I feel like I disappoint them, or sometimes I think I’m too much for them. I miss my real mom too. I worry about her because she is so sad and small, she needs me. I wish she had stayed here with me and Dani, and Rod. She needs us.

Today, I came home from summer school and I smelled ‘Bama Burgers, Rod’s favorite meal when things were really good. I headed straight for that burger and fries, they were sooo good. I was sooo hungry, lunch at school sucks, and Rod forgot to make me a sandwich today. So, this was good payback for that nasty fish sticks and sweaty fries, ugh!

But then Dani and Rod were acting strange when I asked them what we were celebrating. I knew something was up. How did I miss the last message from school? They knew, they knew alot now, but not everything. I can’t tell them everything, or things would get really bad. I’m sworn to secrecy and I have to help my friends and family, they need me.

So, I lied to Dani and Rod today. I told them somethings that were true, but not all of it. I have to do a better job of keeping a secret. I have to make them believe things are okay. So, I’ll pay more attention in school and I’ll keep my powers to myself.

It will be okay, I’ll make sure it is. I just have to get through this new family counseling stuff that Ms. Hargrove has started. I like my guidance counselor, she’s cool for the most part, but I need her to get out of the way. I’ll figure it out, alone, and won’t tell anybody, but you Diary. You can keep a secret, right?


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