To circumcise or not circumcise.
Normally, I wouldn't talk about my kids business on the blog. But I gotta ask you mama's of boys--how did YOU make that decision?
For a long time, I never knew NOT getting one was even a choice. I just thought all boys had them done at one point or another. I also pretty much thought I'd leave that decision up to my husband when the time came.
Daniel is pretty set in his decision to circumcise. I thought I was...until I started researching them.
It's not that I think they are BAD or anything like that; it's just this is the first big-PERMANENT- can't-go-back-and-undo-it-decision I have made as a parent. Gracie doesn't even have her ears pierced because we feel like that should be her decision to put holes in her body.
(We also want that to be her gift for her baptism. It teaches a lesson on responsibility & agency which I think goes hand in hand with baptism.)
I can't put holes in my daughters ears but I can take a scalpel to my sons business?
What if little dude grows up and is mad at us for snipping him or not snipping him?!
While it feels like the right decision to me to circumcise, it also feels like that's a decision he should be a part of.
|I couldn't handle it if this cute little face hated me!|
I am honestly freaking out about it...what if we decide to and it gets botched and he has issues for the rest of his life? What if we don't and he is angry at us for making him "different" from other boys in the locker room?
I keep reading more and more testimonials from each side and it's just making the decision harder for me.
I want to leave this decision up to Daniel, after all he has the parts and knows them better than I do...
But I don't want to not advocate for my son, ya know? I don't want to make a mistake!
It's a scary decision and I want to know how you mamma's did it!
Any advice would be great