Your favorite nurse practitioner student took her 7 year old son to the doctor's office today. During the exam, the new ARNP asked my son to take deep breaths. I noticed that he was taking shallow breaths and I encouraged him to breath deeper but to no avail. Being a nurse practitioner student, I knew that this can be frustrating. So on the way home, I was admonishing him when he spoke up and said, "But Mom! His breath stunk!"
Note to self: Always remember the breath mints before patient exams!