So the first story I’ll share is short and funny. I sedated a teenager to have his wisdom teeth removed. At the end of the appointment he was beginning to wake up. He was still a little drowsy when he stood up to leave with his mother.
“Do you want to take my arm?” she asked.
He jerked his elbow away. “I’m a grown man! I’m 18 years old. I don’t need your help.” He turned to leave on his own and saw the treasure box we have for kids. He asked, “Ooh! Can I have a prize from the prize box?”
The contrast between “grown man” and childlike excitement was just too good.