I might have said I never wanted to be in Pedi. I still feel that way.
But I had a child patient tonight accompanied by mom who is a med asst somewhere. Child was shy but cooperative with a little coaxing. MD and PA did their stuff. I did mine with some PE as well. After administering a PO med, she was ready to go. MD came for the last time while I was there, to hand me the discharge instruction. Mom said, "[Child] is usually shy, but she did great tonight. She (referring to me) must have done something right at the start, that made her comfortable enough to do good with all of you."
I said, "I connect." with a smile. Child smiled back at me every time I winked at her. Cute.
I still do not want to be in pedi.