Afternoon Delight

It had to happen.  At 21 months, Henry has pretty much dropped his naps altogether.  (He’s only napped twice in the past 2 weeks.)  Thankfully he seems to have snapped out of that rough post-travel/post-sick/post-molars snap that left him unable to be in his room alone.  Once again I can nurse him, put him in his crib, and close the door.  He knows this is rest time, and he usually reads books, sings, or just talks. Then I get him up, we have snack, and go about the rest of our day.

Well today his singing was particularly joyous.  He was singing about the vacuum, the broom, and the iron.  The balloon, the balloon in the sky.  Riley, Riley barking, Riley’s kisses that tickle.  The big truck that is loud.  And the vacuum, the broom, and the iron again.  As I opened the door, a diaper and shirt came flying at my face.  Henry was buck naked, laughing, and running circles around his crib.  He managed to sidestep the sizeable wet spot, smack in the middle of the bed.  And I smiled, knowing he is *my* son.


About jordanbucher

My name is Jordan E. Bucher, formerly Jordan E. Pitcher, aka Wondertwin, Tadpole, Jojo. I live in Austin, TX by way of NYC for 7 years, London for a stop, Minnesota for 4 years, and Kansas for 18 very long years. I am married to Matt for nearly 4 years (smooching on and off for 7), and we have a son Henry Wallace who is almost 1. A crazy sheltie named Riley also lives with us. She herds sheep and vacuum cleaners in her sleep. I have worked in publishing for 10 years. I started as an editor and switched to being a publicist because I thought it would be cool to get paid for watching tv and reading magazines all day. I am proud to say I was a cupcake artist at Magnolia Bakery on my days off, way before the Saturday Night Live rap. I have met Carrie Bradshaw and Felicity, and once Kyle McLaughlin flirted with me. My interests include bran, sending inappropriate emails to unintended recipients, and naps (not mine, of course: Henry's). I like sushi and red meat. And red wine.
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One Response to Afternoon Delight

  1. Sunni Zuniga says:

    Hilarious! Erin loves the vacuum too, though we haven’t heard any songs about it yet. She just likes to point to it and say “vroom vroom, Mama, vroom vroom” and then she gets all mesmerized when I turn it on. She will also, though, move items out of the way as I vacuum – it’s quite a help!

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