The Inappropriate Comment of the Day!

Today’s inappropriate comment is brought to you by my mother (who’s not a Catholic.)

The great circumcision debate has been raging in our house since Liam made his appearance, leaving me with plenty of opportunities to practice the virtue of meekness and obedience. Most of those opportunities have been wasted, but more about that another day. We did finally go see a specialist for a circumcision consultation only to find out that Liam has a slight buried penis, which is a somewhat-rare medical condition that can be present from birth. His is not a big deal, but the doctor did say that the surgery will be a bit different and more extensive to make sure only the foreskin is removed and not the skin of the shaft, and he’ll have to be completely anesthetized for it. So if we had let his usual pediatrician do it at his 2-week checkup, when she failed to recognize the condition and proclaimed him an excellent candidate for circumcision, it’s very likely that a great deal of the skin on his shaft would have been removed accidentally. You can imagine my horror when I realized the damage that could have been done to our son had I not insisted on taking him to a specialist, so of course I felt the need to share that horror with my mother. Here’s how the conversation went:

Me: “Can you imagine if the pediatrician had done it or if we had him in a hospital and some random doctor had done it? They would have taken off all the skin of his penis! He would have been mutilated! He would have been a eunuch!”

My Mom: “Well, then he could have been a priest.”

Hahahaha. Thanks, Mom.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09030048605569891370 catblue

    Did Cindy really say that?? Oh good grief!! I love the first video….it was all you sitting there. The only difference was that you would have had better arguments…hehe.

  • http://secretvaticanspy.wordpress.com Kassie

    Bahahahahahaha. . .just. . .bahahahahahahaha. Our moms might be related. Which would be totally okay by me, because then I'd be related to you! And that would make me happy! *insert creeper fangirl squeal here*I didn't get to watch the clips. It's an ungodly hour and I dare not turn my speakers on.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07632005486245515873 Calah

    Kassie, you crack me up! I bet they are somehow related. Yeah I noticed you had quick takes up super early…did you put them up last night? Watch the clips if you have time, I bet you'll appreciate them.

  • http://secretvaticanspy.wordpress.com Kassie

    I laughed. A lot. A lot a lot. I'm crying. Thanks.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12557248434888642114 Melanie B

    So are you going to go through with the circumcision with full anesthesia? That might make me change my mind. We had Ben done because it seemed like the thing to do and while it looked awful; it didn't seem like it was a big deal for him. However now I've recently read a few horror stories and wonder if I can go through with it for the boy we're expecting to come in February.Wow I think your mom might beat my mother-in-law for most wildly inappropriate comment. However, I think being castrated might actually be an impediment to the priesthood.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07632005486245515873 Calah

    We are going to go through with the circumcision, although that is not my decision. I've been against it from the start but it's important to the Ogre so I told him I would leave it up to him. And then, of course, proceeded to bombard him with as many anti-circumcision arguments as possible. I told you that meekness and obedience stuff wasn't working so well for me.