Just a bit of a vent... Grrr...
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|Mon, 09-10-2012 - 11:40am|
I don't know if it's my hormones or what, but I'm really struggling with opinionated people right now. It's getting to the point in my pregnancy where I've decided not to discuss my decisions as a parent with other people. I realize that everyone has their own opinions and has the right to be passionate about them, but I feel like I'm constantly getting battered by wave after wave of people spewing their "passion" on me.. haha.
I brought up the issue of circumcision with a friend of mine (bad decision) because we were talking about how difficult it is to make decisions about parenting in this day and age with so much information being thrown at you. She asked about circumcision and I said that I've discussed it at length with DH and he's pretty adamant about having it done if we have a boy. I've played devils advocate quite a bit and have been challenging him to really look into it before we have the procedure done, and he is. When I mentioned that to her she flipped out on me. Told me that it was no different than female mutilation that happens in some countries and proceeded to say some pretty offensive things about my DH. Now she's starting to send me links to different websites regarding her opinions on the matter and it's really starting to get to me.
We're not taking this decision lightly... I've discussed it with people on both sides of the fence and have been trying to educate myself. My cousin is a doctor and has seen some horrendous infections and problems from uncircumcised men. He said that he had to perform a late circumcision on a 13 year old who kept getting horrible infections and it was tramatic for the boy and for my cousin. All of the men in my family have been circumcised, where as none of the men in her family are, so I understand that she wouldn't understand it.. I just don't understand why people get so CRAZY. Vaccinations, co-sleeping, breastfeeding.. Y.I.K.E.S. I've just had enough of being made to feel like I'm going to be the worst sort of mother if I make make my own decisions. From now on, I'm going to put my foot down and not continue having conversations with people about it unless they act polite and respectful.
Ok, rant over ... Defintely must be the hormones.