wings and things

Ming has moved out!

on June 15, 2013

Around three, maybe four, years ago, on one of Anthony’s good days, he and I shifted a heap of junk out of a back shed because Ants had an idea that we could make this shed into a place for Ming.

Over time, we have gradually had it renovated and Ming slept there last night for the first time. He’s still allowed to come for dinner but if he misbehaves I can just tell him to go home – haha!

37 responses to “Ming has moved out!

  1. And does he have the facilities to entertain you to a meal?

  2. Who does the washing?

  3. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    More importantly, does he do his own washing and ironing now?
    (and when you said ‘shed’, you didn’t mean ‘doghouse’ by any chance)?

  4. How exciting! And sad that he’s big enough to do that 🙂

  5. I love the step-away from home but with a safe (read comfortable) proximity to home.making the huge transition to independence not such tug on the heart strings. I was relieved to read he is not far from you. ~

  6. viveka says:

    Moved and moved ….. still hanging on your skirt edge *laughing – at least it’s the first step …

  7. You’re lucky he’s still nearby to come for dinner! My daughter is moving to San Francisco in a few weeks– way too far from New Jersey to come for a quick visit.

  8. another milestone…happy weekend!

  9. Susan says:

    Brilliant! His own man cave!

  10. Allowed to come for dinner but must go home if he misbehaves? I’ve been given that exact stipulation for most of my life, actually. Now you can keep a close eye on all his goings on.

  11. Who was more excited? Or sad? Do you have to call before dropping in? 🙂

  12. Sounds like an excellent way to ease into the empty nest syndrome.

  13. FlaHam says:

    Julie, there is MOVED and then there is moved, I think Ming just moved LOL LOL LOL. But it is a step in the right direction. I remember the 1st time I moved out, Mom came to the tiny apartment once a week and stocked the refrig and cleaned the placed. I never thanked her as much as I should have. Hind sight is always 20/20. But know this Ming is thanking you even if the words aren’t coming from his mouth. Take care, Bill

  14. Robyn Lee says:

    Julie – you had me worried – this is GREAT!!! xo

  15. Colline says:

    What is nice is that he can be independent and still be near to you.

  16. I always thought that if I’d ever gotten married, I would live in the guest house and only come over for meals and TLC! Does Ming like his little get-away?

  17. bulldog says:

    “A small step for man, but a huge step for a son”…

  18. Terry says:

    now he gets to experience real freedom. o boy, he sure is growing up

  19. tootlepedal says:

    It’s one giant step for Mingkind.

  20. gus57 says:

    Onya Ming.

  21. camsgranny says:

    It is a first step, and going towards independence. WOOHOO!!! pst…..what time do you want me to bring over the booze and we can party? 😉

  22. Debbie says:

    It’s a good thing! He’s making good steps toward independence. Actually, I’m more worried about you than Ming! 🙂 I still have my middle child – almost 25 – still at home, but he’s moving in August to Arkansas for a doctoral program. Fortunately, he and I get along well, so I’ll really miss him when he’s gone. Yes, I’m ready to cut the last of five apron strings.

  23. What a great idea I always wished we could had a place like that for my girls…………

  24. ooo..I’d like my own renovated shed. I’m jealous. Not for the spawn, for me. 🙂

  25. A lovely piece of news – I thought he had gone somewhere else from your title! Nice for you both to have a little space xx

  26. janechese says:

    Always nice to have your own digs.

  27. nothing brings you closer than a little space:)

  28. elizabeth says:

    I caught my breath there for a minute there Julie. So glad he’s still in town. 🙂

  29. adinparadise says:

    He’s not far away then? 🙂 Is Ming happy with his new-found independence?

  30. Lynda says:

    Julie, I read the title and my mind was screaming “WHAT?”
    Glad to know it’s just outback. 😉

  31. Judith Post says:

    I bet he loves having a place of his own! What a neat idea–for both of you.

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