The Man in the House

Twice in the last two months Henry will be playing on the floor of my room while I’m beaching myself on my bed and suddenly he leaps into my arms, eyes wide with terror, and says, “There is a man in the house!” And then he falls asleep within 1 minute. This from the boy who usually takes 2-3 hours to go to sleep at night. It happened this afternoon, as a matter of fact. Where he gets this man idea, I do not know. I was really worried that since he napped today he would be up until 11. So tonight, as our usual bedtime struggle started, I said, “Henry, I think there is a man in here!” and he fell asleep immediately. Asleep by 8:30pm on a day that he napped!! Somehow, though, I think this is going on his therapy list.


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 The Man in the House

  1. Melissa says:

    OMG. That is hilarious.

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