Aura - posted on 09/18/2010 ( 199 moms have responded )
I need a broad spectrum of opinions on this one, so what better place than the welcome board, lol?
I know that I have strong personal beliefs, but I am also of the mind that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I do lots of research to come to my opinions, especially with regards to my baby/ies. My husband told me I was wrong for spreading my opinions or beliefs to others, that I should just shut my mouth and let others choose for themselves. But I know I would like to know facts before making a decision about anything. Here is what happened:
On Sundays we have softball with a bunch of friends and couples. At the after game dinner, me and a couple of the girls were talking about parenting. Now, I was the only one with a child, the other two were just thinking about their future. We touched on a variety of topics, from parenting methods to breastfeeding to circumcision. I personally don't feel that circumcision is a NECESSARY procedure, but it is definitely a personal choice. I did emphasize this point, the personal choice, but I also shared with them my reasons for not wanting it. One of the girls was for circ. and the other was intermediate. When my husband told me I shouldn't give my personal opinion, I was worried that I had offended her, the for circ. girl. I didn't, I asked. She said I even gave her food for thought.
My question is, am I wrong for tellig people how I feel?