A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2019.
David / This photo is out of focus and through a window because I wanted to snap it without him noticing to send a picture to my mom.
The kids have a chore chart and opportunities to do extra chores. David is really, really motivated by the chart. He asks me for extra chores every day, like getting the clothes off the clothes line. This was one of my chores when I was a kid, but I’m not sure I ever did it as cheerfully as he does.
Mary / Mary made a bed in a fort and didn’t mind sharing with Anna. Two sisters, in their pajamas well-past breakfast, plopped on a weird penguin/unicorn Squishmallow.
(David took this picture with my phone, I found it in my camera roll.)
Thomas / Landscape architect at work. He buried a hose in mulch and turned it on to make a volcano.
Anna / Frenemies. Anna is following in the footsteps of a long line of Krieger kids who live to exist only to ruin Brigham’s life. If I told you that he was recently prescribed kitty Xanax you might think I was joking but I promise you it is not a joke.