Sardonic alcoholic.

Adelie is one half of Max’s moms, and the breadwinner of the family.
She makes a living writing trashy fantasy novels, which seem to enjoy a decent
following. Of the Pritchard sisters, she is the better-adjusted, however given
how she’s often wine-drunk by noon, that’s not saying much.
Of the two, she was the one to carry Max, and she loves him dearly.