Originally Posted by zzwhitejd
Oh, believe me.... A&A, this is where I am... I just want to avoid that if I can, we have enough of our other battles and have worked too hard on the marriage to pull it down like that. Plus I am a SAHM and want to continue that aspect of parenting.
But don't get me wrong, if need be, I'll pull that one and not look back... it's been in the back of my mind for MONTHS.
Sad to admit, but I never wanted to have a son... because I knew it would come to this sort of thing with DH. I really wanted all girls. I was proud of myself that I didn't cry at the ultrasound, John was surprised that I didn't. Don't get me wong, I will (and do) love Jack with all that a mother can.
Oh, you will love your son immensely, I know that. And you'll love him even more knowing that you protected him from what so many boys in this country have to endure.
It may help you to know that mamas on this board who have had to say "circumcising him will cost us our marriage," have all had husbands who have backed down. I don't know of any case where the mother actually had to go through with a divorce strictly because of that.
So just keep saying, "I can't let you do that to our son." And your answer to "Why" will be, "Because I'm his mama and I said so." Repeat, repeat, repeat. Very last minute you can pull out the statement of, "it will cost us our marriage if you go through with your threats to harm our son." And secretly contact David Llewellyn on the side, asking his advice about the legal aspect of protecting your son.
AND MAKE YOUR HUSBAND WATCH THE VIDEO.