wings and things

Ming’s reaction to yesterday’s post

on December 21, 2013

Ming: You don’t seem to love me as much as I love you!
Me: Yes, I do, it’s just that the pain medications make you all touchy-feely and you STILL want my hand all the time!
Ming: What’s wrong with that?
Me: Nothing really – it’s just that I kind of need my hand back because I have to use both my hands to do the various chores. We’re home now and in a week or so you’ll be much better.
Ming: You don’t love me like you used to.
Me: You’re probably right. I read somewhere that in order for teenagers to leave the nest a certain amount of angst has to happen between parent and child to allow this transition without heartbreak.
Ming: So you’ve gone off me!
Me: Yes – I used to love you at 100%; now it’s around 50%.
Ming: What?
Me: Kidding!

Sigh! And this is only part of the bizarre conversation we had today on the way into town to see Ants.

The photo is from two years ago, before everything went a bit haywire in our lives.

44 responses to “Ming’s reaction to yesterday’s post

  1. cecilia says:

    You TWO are such characters! On the up and up now I think!.. c

  2. Ah!!!!!! Poor Ming! Again I’m laughing and he’s the one giving me the laughs. I hope he’s healing well and gets your humor!!!! 🙂

  3. lensgirl53 says:

    ahhh Handsome Ming will find love again some day……(LOL) only it won’t be in pill form. 😉 I love Ming’s name by the way. xo

  4. Rhonda says:

    You two are so cute.
    So, you’ve gone off me? HA! That’ll be the day!!

  5. When i read the title I thought ..’oh here goes’ …He’s going to be so embarrassed so chuckled when I read the details… It’s great that he felt well enough to go and see his father….Diane

  6. Love these short convos when you post them. Wishing you, Ming and Ants a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  7. The push me, pull me of parental and old teenager relationships. It isn’t easy. Thank goodness for all of the adorable memories of when they were babies and toddlers, it helps a lot. 🙂

  8. viveka says:

    I love your heart-deepen .. conversation. “Ming: So you’ve gone off me!”
    This is 110% love.

  9. FlaHam says:

    Julie, there will come a time when Ming has vague memories of these conversations, and he will want to bury his head in the sand, but you won’t let him, you will remind him, you will embrace the moment, and share with him the stories of the fierce bruises you had on your hand from his need, And it will be done with great love. And even further into the future, your grandchildren will be gathered about you and you will regale them of these stories as Ming tries to maintain his dignity, as you share these wonderful stories. — Take care Bill

  10. Glad you got your hand back so you could drive. And, wow, he was up and going with you to see Ants? That’s really grrrrreat. Love the conversations. xoxo

    • jmgoyder says:

      He was determined to see Ants which surprised me as he doesn’t usually want to – only because Ants is so deteriorated. You are very kind to comment like this when I am often lax with replying and commenting on your own blog – sorry and thank you Paulette – you are a gem!

  11. Healing thoughts and prayer’s for Ming, and for you Jules an award for Patient Loving Mom of the Year. I love your humour.

  12. bluebee says:

    Too funny 😄 Poor boy’s feeling vulnerable and down – not an unusual effect of anaesthetic. Not to mention what you’ve all been through these last few years. That’s one special kid!

  13. It sounds like a conversation I would have with my daugher Jessica

  14. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    Gosh, I hope that was the pain meds that was talking. Heaven help Ming’s eventual wife.

    Julie, the men in your family are hilarious.

    Shows what happens when men get too much love in their lives – they get all ‘soppy’ and ‘spoilt’.

  15. Trisha says:

    What a character that Ming is!

  16. niasunset says:

    I love you both… You are amazing mother and son. Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday, love, nia

    • jmgoyder says:

      I love you to Nia and so sorry not to be keeping up with your posts – hope you understand. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas – Juliexxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  17. I love the way you two interact, Julie. 🙂 Merry Christmas to you all. xx

  18. Anonymous says:

    Sounds a little father like son to me. 🙂 Rock on Julie you got this.

  19. Terry says:

    I am glad there is humor in your house. Merry Christmas my dear friend

  20. Ann Koplow says:

    I am so glad you have each other. Thanks for this post today.

  21. Judith Post says:

    50% Rubbish!!! You’re a lover–love your husband & your son:) Pretty awesome.

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