Friends find it hard to complain around me

Friends find it hard to complain around me – Jo Ashline, Orange County Register

Most of my friends don’t like to complain in front of me. On more than one occassion, while deep in conversation about the mundane things in life and the daily stresses of parenthood, a look of humiliation will cross a pal’s face as she realizes who she’s complaining to: a parent of a special needs child.