I don't know ... maybe that glass of wine with dinner is making me sentimental ... but I am struck this moment by the number of posts with parents (largely relating the fathers' interests) wanting boys to "look like them."
Seriously, where does this end??
My DH, whom I love dearly, was born with a congenital birth defect that required facial surgery. In other words, he has a facial scar, very visible and obvious, despite two corrective surgeries. By the "look like dad" logic, all FOUR of our delicious boys would "require" a similar facial scar -- and related pain! -- to "look like dad." Um, no.
Did I say, "NO" vehemently enough??
That aside, how many circ "styles" are there?? Can anyone even imagine that any TWO can look "the same?" My two nephews were "done" by the same pediatric urologist, and one is borderline botched, IMHO. They do not resemble one another, other than they both seem to demonstrate some degree of meatal stenosis (my bathroom floors and toilets can verify this, but they're pre-conversational). Talk about SPRAYING. Ick.
I just think that the "look the same" argument -- whether talking about TODAY or in XX years -- is just soooooo lame, it ought to be outlawed. Strikes me that men who claim that as being important are telling us more about their insecurity than anything else.
Just sayin' ...
(headed back under my rock for tonight!)