I’ve been hanging out with my rightist friends too much.
With P, I went through a phase when I wanted to stay home, feed him all natural organic stuff (ack, too expensive!), homeschool him, and take him to a homeopathic doctor (instead of a regular pediatrician).
Now, with K, it’s pretty much the same thing, except that I’ve added something else: I am considering not having him vaccinated anymore. I’ve been reading too many websites (National Vaccine Information Center and Think Twice Global Vaccine Institute: Avoid Vaccine Reactions are some examples) telling of the effects of vaccination. And is frightens me to no end.
I never really thought about it, but when presented with the thought of having five or six illnesses/diseases injected in my little one, I shudder at how his insides will react. I worry about the MMR-autism connection (even though so many medical reports say that they’re not connected…but then I’m sure that THAT vaccine will definitely wait. I’m not having it given to Kevin early!). I dread something bad happening to him because of the vaccines.
Please tell me if I’m too informed or I’m worrying just a bit too much (i.e., not busy enough!). On the one hand, I want him protected from diseases such as those, but then thinking about what may happen kills me.
What am I to do??? I’m really losing it… =)