This is going to sound so crazy, but my mother has really gotten in my head about this and I need some advice.
I have a three year old that I am still breast feeding. We were planning on stopping when he got to be four, but that is still several months off. As I'm sure some of you know, at three years old they are plenty aware of the world around them and this is where my problems begin.
My husband is into the Ultimate Fighting Championship (or MMA as he and his buddies call it). Whenever there is a big event on TV they all come over to our house and order it on pay per view. That is not the bad thing in and of itself, but our house is small and I have nowhere to go so I end up breastfeeding our three year old right there in front of the TV. My son is observant enough to know what is going on and my mom is fearful that these half dressed women, violence, and foul language will be passed on to his young, impressionable mind.
When I talk to my husband about this, all he can say is "Don't you realize that Matt Serra is going to beat up GSP this weekend and now is not the time to have this conversation!" He says it so emphatically I'm afraid to push the issue. He gets so riled up about the USA vs. Canada thing that he refuses to listen to reason and refuses to see that it might not be a good environment for our son.
He swears up and down that our son will do this UFC thing one day and it is better to get him cheering for it early on. I wouldn't mind if our son took up the sport one day because I enjoy it too (even if I think GSP is going to win!), but my mom has me worried that I may be exposing my son to too much, too soon.
How can I more effectively communicate my fears and make my husband see my (my mom's) point of view, or am I crazy to think about the impression it could leave on him?