Went to the pediatrician today to check about a possible ear infection before I send E on an airplane with my in-laws. Negative, thank goodness!
My son, I am told however, is abnormal. In a good way. His pediatrician, Dr. Jim, says it is absolutely atypical for a 2-year-old to sit calmly and endure an examination. E is such a chill little man that I am not super suprised, although he does tend toward being the nervous sort, so in some ways it is surprising that he is so calm at the doctor's office. He even talks about going and bops around the office charming nurse and singing out "Doctor Jim! Doctor Jim!" Sadly, this is because he is your typical little person - the king of ear infections, so he's been to the doctor A LOT recently. He's had a lot of ear infections this winter, but not enough to make tubes worth it. And the infections cause issues, but thankfully none of the up-screaming-in-the-middle-of-the-night issues.
But back to the doctors. I am pretty sure that E is so calm around doctors because he has had more doctor's in his life than most full grown adults. So far, he has been a patient of a pediatric cardiologist, a gastroenterologist, a urologist, a dermatologist, an allergist, and 2 different pediatricians. I am so grateful that we have access to these wonderful people who have improved E's life. Because for a healthy, happy little man, he's had his fair share of issues.