Since that time, Josh and I have been dead-locked about what to do. While I originally did want him to be circ'ed, I didn't think I was going to have to take my toddler in to have it done. When I think of how they act with a simple immunization at this age, I can't imagine how he's going to react to...uhh...having the bun taken off the hot dog, so to speak. I'm just afraid of his level of pain during the procedure, after the it's over and during the recovery.
Needless to say, Josh is thinking of it like any man would. Here are some of his favorite arguments....
- All the girls will run away screaming when they see he has an "elephant trunk".
- The guys in the locker room will give him shit about it.
- I don't want him to be different.
Now, these arguments would be fine, if we were discussing having it done at his birth. But we're talking about a whole different ball game (excuse the pun). And because circ-ing is such a hot topic these days, I honestly don't think he will be the only one on the football team that isn't snipped. But, I guess I really just don't know. Josh says I'm being too soft and he'll be fine. I just don't know.
So I'm wondering...what would you do in this situation? Just suck it up and take him, or leave him alone?