Cheapy: Happy I could play Clarence to your George Bailey. "Every time a bell rings, another cheap ass gets his wings."
I don't have a son yet, but for whatever reason, my wife and I have had several discussions about whether or not we will...er...block our son's hat or not. We've gone back and forth, but at this point we're thinking no. In 1999 the American Pediatric Association officially recommended against it (http://www.aap.org/a...s/marcircum.htm
), deciding that any miniscule protection it might provide from AIDS or penile cancer (which is exceedingly rare to begin with) does not outweigh the potential diminishing of future sexual pleasure, and the pain and distress it causes the infant.
I'm the son of a Jewish mother and a Catholic father, and though they're both lapsed, all the medical data at the time of my birth was pro-snip, so you can probably surmise the cut of my jib. I've also been to a bris or two, and I'm still not sure I get the confluence of rabbis, wine, brunch, and baby penis cutting. I suppose that makes me a bad Jew. Regardless, I'm not one of those guys who pines for his lost turtleneck at night and things are just fine in the Barry White department, but if we can give junior a little extra confidence in the sack down the road, I'm all for it.