I really wish that blogger would let me re-arrange my posts so that they flow better. My brain just doesn't work in reverse. I have to think ahead about what I want to write so that you don't read the end before the beginning. They assume that my moments of brilliance are just constant streams of witty banter emanating from my very being. However, they could not be more wrong. Case in point: I just wrote a post about a stomach bug which will be referenced in this post. And when I write it, I will want to write it as if you already know about said stomach bug (which you do now, but for the purpose of me making my point, pretend you don't). I need to be able to re-arrange the posts so that you see the stomach bug post first and then read this one. See what I'm saying? Otherwise, it's like having a conversation with my mother. For those of you who know her, you are now nodding "yes". Those of you who don't, well, you now have a good idea. And Mom, I love you. No harm intended. I know your interest was immediately peaked by the title of this post. And I have mentioned said reference to the stomach bug. A nasty 24 hour bug that went from Addie, to me and then onto Mom, John and Sean on the day of Layla's third 4th birthday party (wrap your mind around that one; you'll figure it out when you read the post about her birthday parties). We all made it back to Alabama and I believe we managed to not leave anyone ill in our wake (thank goodness!). But this past Sunday, Sean complained about his head itching. I noticed that he had a rash on his body, not hives, but a rash. I tried Benadryl but that didn't even help. I (silently) became concerned and searched webmd for answers, none of which I was really crazy about. I kept him home from school on Monday and took him to the dr. The diagnosis: SCARLET FEVER!!!! I know!!!! Who in the world gets SCARLET FEVER in this day and age?!?! My son, that's who! He had severe strep throat (me too. yay.) which goes along with SCARLET FEVER! but I didn't get the rash. Also on the good side, it seems that I am the only other one besides Sean to get strep throat so perhaps we're in the clear. I thought SCARLET FEVER was only something you read about in Little Women or saw in old movies. Apparently not. We are going to Texas for Christmas. I have this vision of our germ-mobile emanating a Pig-Pen like cloud of germs as we speed down the highway, sickening all of those who come in our presence. Good times.