To cut or not to cut, that is the question….
Well actually not much of a question, more an academic debate because Marko has decided that Adam will be circumcised, and I am letting him make the decision. He is in charge on penises in our house.
However I know that this is an issue not without an enormous amount of controversy and very strong feelings from both sides.
If I had to make the decision, I am not sure which way I would go. I hate the thought of my tiny little baby having to go through pain, yet……I do want him to look like Dad, Grandpa etc.
I know the current thinking around this issue. That is not medically necessary, that ‘looking like Dad’ is for some people, not a good enough reason. That some people consider it mutilation etc.
What are your thoughts? I want Marko to read them too.
Remember: Respect each other’s views, please. And also, not too many horror stories of someone’s aunt’s cousin’s brother’s child with whom the knife slipped and the penis was cut off. I want to know what you did, and why.
Edited to say: Our son was born January 07, 2005. based on all of what you’ve said, we decided not to circumcise him.