Originally Posted by bugmenot
Reading this thread, a couple things disturbed me.
1) As said, when he grows out of the "baby fat", will she want to circumcise him then? Educate her now, so she'll see that everything is normal. OTOH, the more time she has to bond with an intact son, then hopefully that'll change her mind.
I wouldn't hedge my bets though. The only thing saving him is the baby fat. OTOH, if his penis gets big enough to circumcise, then maybe the mom believes in the "he'll remember it later" excuse and use that as a reason not to do it.
2) What if she has other sons? Will she want to circumcise them? And then this son will have an older brother. Will she want them both circumcised "so they'll look alike" ??
Both thoughts have been in the back of my mind. I have been educating her- so much that, while she was still pregnant, she threatened to cut me off from my niece and my nephew if I kept pushing it. So I need to be slow and tactful for now, but if I'm too slow and tactful, I may not get to her in time. As for any other sons of hers, I don't know for sure, of course, but I'm pretty sure that she will either end up with them all circed or all intact, if she goes on to have any more sons. If she leaves him intact, then it will almost be a non-issue if she ever has another son. If she ends up circing him, especially if there are no complications, it will be a lost cause to convince her not to circ any future sons (not that I wouldn't try to talk her out of it!). She's more likely to want sons that look alike instead of sons and Father's who look alike, know what I mean? It's all been weighing heavily on my mind.