Solo parenting (heck, all parenting) is a precarious balance. The last week and a half, we've had a tip on the scale from which we have yet to stabilize. Everyone in the house has been fighting a cold to varying degrees, and Matthew fought a GI bug early last week as well. It isn't really taking us out as we are still able to mostly go about our normal routines, but it is making normal life a bit more challenging. I'm extremely tired of wiping noses, Matthew's in particular, but more so, I am tired of fighting it myself. I was sure it was on its way out at the end of last week, but this week it is still hanging on. Cold, cold, go away, don't come again another day!