Recently I was at a friends house and I entered into a deep conversation with her father. We started to talk about children. He told me about his three wonderful kids and how well they were doing and then asked me about mine. I told him that I was the single parent of an adorable little 9 year old boy and that he had Cerebral Palsy and was severely disabled. I instantly received a look of shock and then a sympathetic pat on the back followed by 'that's really bad luck'.