Despite my complaining about all these kids coming in with fever and ____, some of these kids have actually really impressed me with how tough and brave they are. The other night I had a little 2 year old girl who fell and hit the back of her head on a coffee table and had and a nice 4cm gash on the back of her head. From the time I first saw her, probed the wound, cleaned it and stapled it closed, she barely let out so much as a whimper. She was quite the trooper, with a smile on her face the whole time. Whereas, other kids absolutely freak out when you merely hit them with the light from the otoscope. You can try to look at the kid ahead of time, or the parents, or anything, but I’ve found no rhyme or reason to predicting what kid is going to freaker and what kid is going to be a tough as nails, immune to pain, bad ass.