Thoughts on "push" presents
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|Tue, 08-03-2010 - 9:21am|
I was on a baby center community board and someone posted a topic about push presents. It started a huge debate, which EVERYTHING does on that board anyway! I am not trying to start one here, I much prefer the camaraderie on this board, I was just curious of everyone's thoughts on "push presents".
I personally never heard of them until I moved south but it seems pretty standard here. In case you're not familiar like I was, it is a gift that is given to the wife after the child is born, an appreciation for going through pregnancy, child birth and I suppose giving the gift of a child to her DH/SO. Most of my friends have received some kind of jewelry. Nothing extravagant (well except for one friend but THAT is a whole different story LOL).
When I first heard of them I thought it was kind of crazy, isn't the child the present you get? Especially as I was struggling to have a successful pregnancy, I thought it was nuts to expect something after already being given such a miracle. I still feel like I have been given an amazing miracle with this pregnancy but part of me really wouldn't mind if DH wanted to give me a little something! Emphasis on "little", we have so many house projects going on and things to buy for the house and baby that I don't want to go crazy but it would be nice to have a token of his appreciation. Even if it's just flowers.
I feel like I sound selfish and I feel guilty for that. I am not going to drop hints to DH and just be happy with whatever happens. I'm sure it will be the last thing on my mind after I give birth.
What are your thoughts on push presents?