Do you sometimes doubt your decision, or think that even though you made the RIGHT decision, that your DS may wish at some point he was circed? I live in the midwest, and frankly of everyone I know w/ boys only one didn't circ and it was b/c of a medical issue. Lots of people quote the Bible as a basis for getting it done, or just that they think it's cleaner. There are no real medical arguements for it, just the regular speels about looking like Daddy, ect. Several people have expressed shock that we will not be circing, and I *know* we are making the right choice since there is no medical reason to circ (and my ped is not for circing either). I've tried educating people when they ask, my SIL couldn't believe how they did it and says she'll never do that to her kids (she's still single). However, when it comes down to it, my boys may very well be some of the only ones not circed in their grade at school. I called the hospital to ask on the policy, since I for SURE do not want a mix-up. They told me that about 1/2 of the baby boys get it done in the hospital, and the rest get it done a few days later at the ped's office, but tha they rarely have a parent who doesn't want it done. I don't know why I am posting this, as I am still sure I don't want it done to my boys, but at the same time I hate the thought of them getting teased b/c in our small town I am sure it will happen. My DH says they all knew one boy in HS wasn't circed and everyone knew about it. I don't want that for my kids, but at the same time I cannot just go w/ the mainstream. How do other moms in my place explain to their sons?
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11/28/07 at 7:53pm