Originally Posted by Karry
I'm definately not the crunchiest here and I have a lot to learn, but I just don't understand the need to come onto a AP/NFL board and defend the fact that your boys are circed for whatever reason. Do the anti-circ comments upset you so that you have to state that just because your boys are circed doesn't mean you can't be an AP parent? Well, a lot of us here feel otherwise. We don't think it is in the child's best interest to be strapped down and have his genitals mutilated for no good reason. And yes just because dad feels it should be done is not a good enough reason. Please come to the case against circumcision forum and learn more instead of stating your excuses for not protecting your son from circumcision.
This post is seriously offensive! I did not agree, after much debate, with my husband to have my sons circ'ed just because he wanted to. He had well thought out and clear arguements why he felt
we should do it (none of which included that our ds's penis would look nice! - thus we did not base decisions on cosmetic surgery). I understand that you would never agree with his arguements, and thus am not going to go into that debate, but suffice to say I agreed because marriage is a partnership and sometimes we have to compromise. Again, I understand you would never compromise with your dh about circ, but you've never walked a mile in my shoes now have you?
Also - neither of my sons were strapped down - how dare you in your ignorance try to state that this happens in all cases! We insisted on pain relief and my second son slept through the entire proceedure
. I agree that they were uncomfortable during the recovery, but I would never consent to having my sons strapped down!
I may have circ'ed my sons, but would never recommend that anyone else do it. I still extended BF (neither one of my sons has ever taken a bottle - even of pumped Breast Milk), co-sleep, sling, work at GD (I too loose my temper on occassion), Never used CIO, try to be responsive to my children's needs and treat them as human beings. If you don't consider me AP - that's fine, you're welcome to your opinion, but it seems rather narrow minded to me.