It’s more and more an expectation of moms these days that they deserve something for bearing the burden for nine months, getting sick, ruining their body,” said Linda Murray, executive editor of BabyCenter.com. “The guilt really gets piled on.
Excuse me? If you didn’t want to deal with the downside of pregnancy then maybe you shouldn’t have gotten pregnant in the first place. Somehow, I doubt that the husband forced it on her. The joy of bringing life into this world, reduced to an expensive trinket. How sad, and how very shallow.
Although jewelry is the most common push present, virtually anything heartfelt will suffice. Will Murphy of Haverhill, Mass., gave his wife, Grace, a Louis Vuitton diaper bag to mark the August arrival of their son, Liam. David Samson of San Francisco gave his wife, Renée, a metal sculpture in May to celebrate the birth of their daughter, Elisheva. He even installed some new lighting to complement it.
Because nothing represents the joy of parenthood like a new metal sculpture. And I hope baby Murphy vomited all over the Louis Vuitton diaper bag on a regular basis. I think I’m going to vomit just reading this.
In general, women enlighten their men about push presents, not the other way around. Chris Beggini, a 43-year-old mutual fund manager in Radnor, Pa., didn’t know about the practice until his wife, Jennifer, straightened him out. “We talked about how she had nine months of difficulty, and ‘Aren’t I the good soldier?’ blah blah blah,” he recalled.
If I were that whipped I sure as hell wouldn’t advertise it in the New York Times. I’m just saying…
There does seem to be a certain upper income element common in all these examples. Hell, when we were having babies we were too worried about paying for diapers to be shopping for gifts.
via JJ or Nance, not sure who posted it over there.