Laurea is working on a gig that will carry her through the next week, and nights are running late. This means I get to spend the evenings with Kina and watch her role-play as a working parent. Somehow, whenever she’s playing the role of her mother, the producer, she affects a longshoreman’s accent and waves her arms around as if the overtime’s about to hit. “I’m the pra-doo-sah!” she says. “It’s time ta wuhk!”
She has never seen her mother at work, but this portrayal is both highly inaccurate and extremely accurate. When Kina does this, it triggers in me a feeling that I am somehow slacking off and need to get back to the mines. She is an excellent and effective manager.
She is also going two for two this week on cover art. I’m particularly fond of the Charlie Brown nose—that’s all her.