○ study break ○
girlcate is taking her final “1L” exam today.
“final final?” my mother inquired. “this is the very last one?” her excitement inspired my own to ebb somewhat; i would be losing, for the summer months, my least assailable excuse for not showing up to things.
“last ever,” i assured her. “then i’m making her quit law school.”
“oh no you’re not.” even when mom suspects i’m joking, she knows not to put ideas past me on the sheer basis of their idiocy.
“i am,” i insisted.
“i hate it.”
“i know, honey,” and she does, having herself once loved a student of the law, “but you can’t both stay home.” my mother, to her credit, tries to believe that my work constitutes a job. she just doesn’t try very hard. “besides, you’re made for that kind of life. cate isn’t.”
i suppose the affectionate presentation of unwelcome truths is one of those skills i’ll pick up when i’m a mother.
○ incidentally, i more-or-less finished the pencils for a new comic today. it won’t be completed in time for mecaf, but it may, at some point, be completed. but, you know, no promises.