This week has been really hard. My youngest started to come down with a fever on Sunday night, and proceeded to spend the next couple of days in a great deal of pain. We ended the day on Tuesday with a fever of 104 degrees and a trip to the emergency room – our first ever in nearly six years of parenting, thank goodness! Wednesday and Thursday were spent in a general state of exhaustion, and my son woke up this morning with the telltale signs of roseola (rash following the break of a high fever). He’s on the mend, but as we’re expecting an action-packed weekend with a visit from the grandparents and a cousin starting today, we’re trying to jam as much rest into this afternoon as possible. It’s hard to rest when the house has blown up due everything put on the back-burner for a week. I’m taking the weekend off from housework, and I’m hoping I’ll be back in decluttering mode next week when everything is back to normal. I’ve got a great story about how the kids are getting excited about letting go of some of their toys, but I’ll save that for next time.