What She Wore: turquoise, v-neck shirt; knee-length white shorts; white leather thong sandals.
WARNING: THIS BLOG IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!!!!
Initially, I was excited about having a boy. I figured I get to keep my crown as princess of the house. I would have been willing to give up the crown, but I wasn’t going to like it.
And then I realized what a big decision I had to make. As the parent of a boy, you have to decide whether or not you want them circumcised.
You’re not even a parent yet and all of the sudden you’ve got to make a decision about someone else’s genitalia. What happened to the good ole days where they didn’t ask you–they jut did it?
I did some reasearch, and I’m leaning toward yes. Granted, it’s not medically neccessary, but in most families it’s still the norm. I know a kid who went through hell in Junior High because he was "au natural" and the rest of the kids weren’t. I work with middle schoolers and the last thing I want to do is give someone amunition to use against my child–those kids can be cruel.
The Hub, however, is not so convinced; he points out that it’s unneccsary surgery and pain. He says he’s not sure he wants to mutilate his child for social convention. I understand all this, but still, I want my child to be viewed as "normal" by his peers. I think it would be less traumatic to just get it over with.
So there you go, he’s not even here yet, and already I have all these decisions to make. Right now I’m deciding how best to convince my husband.