Why is it that when I vent to others about my 10 year old child whom I believe has ODD it seems o.k. but when THEY tell me things about my child it bothers the heck out of me? It seems a normal parent reaction but I can't help but wonder if I'm taking it too personal or if I should speak up. Today for example, I was commenting to a friend that at Legoland my 3 year old has a hard time waiting in line to get on the rides so she suggested that I should go to Guest Services and tell them that my 10 year old has mental problems so that they can give us a pass to go to the front of the line. At first I thought she misunderstood and I clarified that my 10 year old can wait in line but my 3 year old still has to learn this. She said, yes, I know but this way neither of them have to wait. I know she means well but even just writing this makes me upset. It is probably my fault for sharing too much about my child's difficulties but I do feel the need to confront her. Please share your thoughts about this as I know only you can understand and tell me if I have a right to feel offended.