The “C” Word
posted by: Aimee
There has been some recent brouhaha in the blogosphere about the act, or non-act of – you guessed it: to circ or not to circ. This question seems to flare up from time to time, with people heatedly coming down on one side or the other – and unfortunately, many feelings being hurt in the process.
I will be honest. My son is not circumcised.
But I don’t care one way or the other what happened with your son’s wee wee.
Why did *we* make that decision? Well, my husband, who, frankly, *is* circumcised – came down more on the side of *not* doing it – and seeing as *he* was the one with similar equipment, I was willing to leave the decision more in his court. Not entirely, of course, because I am a totally the type A researcher extraordinaire – so I also did my homework to inform our decision. But, as anyone who has researched the issue knows, there is so much conflicting information out there, it can be very confusing.
In the end, Declan was born 8 weeks early and seeing as, when a child is a preemie, they wait till the end of the NICU stay to perform a circumcision… We just could not face doing one. more. thing. to this poor kid who had been through so much already in just the first few weeks of his life.
But does that make my decision the RIGHT one?
The right one for us maybe, but not for EVERYONE. There are so many variables that go into whether to circ or not to circ, who am I to judge someone else’s decision? Sure, I do hope that people carefully consider the options, not follow blindly, or do things “just cause” – but even then, I say again, who am I to judge?
What do you think? Is circumcision something you are passionate about?