We joined a pool today and spent all afternoon there. It's a great place, very laid back, not "pool club" like at all. More like just a big party in someone's back yard with music, grills, and pools.
I was wearing my Great Strides t-shirt and when I walked in, a girl about 10 saw it and said "I like your shirt." I said "Thanks, my son has CF" and she said "Me, too." I was a little surprised and I didn't really know how to respond. This has happened to me on a couple of occasions when Seamus has been with me and my first reaction is to want to grab him and pull him away from them, but of course I don't.
And what do you say to that? "Oh, I'm sorry to hear that" or "Wow, what a coincidence?" What I really want to say is "What did your last culture grow?" I'm mainly just worried about cepacia but how do you find that out without sounding rude? And she probably wants to know what Seamus is growing too but I can't just blurt it out. Seamus is going to run into this girl all summer and it's always going to be on my mind.