|Congratulations! A Bauble is Born at 2:05 am!|
Weight, 3 Carats
We are SO proud!
Am I the only one who is annoyed by the concept of a "pushing gift?" I mean, if we, as a society, don't think that the greatest gift of a baby is enough, I don't know what to say. Where do we draw line? When do we say enough is enough. I am certain this started in the Upper Snobbery of Wealthy County and has trickled down onto the rest of us to now deal with. As if it doesn't cost enough to get a crib, a nursery set up, clothes, diapers, gadgets, car seats...nope, now dads need to spring for a pushing gift!? This is crazy. To answer your question, no, I'm not bitter that I never got a pushing gift with any of my three babies, instead I got hemmoroids and stretch marks. What I did get, however, are three healthy beautiful babies.
What about these pushing gifts? The gifts aren't even simple! Women are dropping hints of jewelry and Tiffany gifts, and suggesting they need a rock to thank them for all of their labor. Honestly, the only rock I wanted, was my husband. I needed him to be strong through the delivery, and even stronger in the days, nights, and weeks to come! So here, take the bauble, and bring me your brawn. I need you..save the jewelry for my birthday or Valentine's Day, or better yet, surprise me some day just because.
|Nothing says "all I did to contribute to this baby was ejaculate" quite like a gift from Tiffanys.|
I'm not saying everyone is an asshole that gives or gets pushing gifts - but do we really need to insist on it because "everyone else is doing it?" What are we, back in Junior High? And if we are going to get rewarded for pushing, why not really get the gift that we deserve? How about the "oops, I- just- crapped -in the- delivery- bed-gift"? Or how about a shirt that says, "I lost my dignity at Cedars Hospital and all I got was this stupid tshirt?" I know, how about some nice plastic Mardi Gras beads for showing your tits to anyone and everyone who walks into your birthing room during your stay? Now those are some fun gifts worth a laugh or two.
|Should we get beads for every time someone walks in on us manuevering our boobs around the baby?|
Can we get real for a minute? This is borderline offensive. Women who have to have a c-section don't get a gift? Whoever coined the term Push Gift gave a big F U to C-section women. Sorry ladies, there is no I-Ripped-Opened-My-Abdomen Accolades Gift! You get a nice scar to wear around your belly instead of a Tiffany's diamond belly button ring. Try harder next time for a vaginal delivery!
|Sorry C-Section Ladies! NO GIFT FOR YOU!|
Let's be honest. Your wife just gave you the most incredible gift in the world, a baby, after carrying it and suffering for nine long months from heartburn, nausea, constipation, etc. There is NO gift that you can give her to pay her back, except being a great husband and father. Want to give her a gift? Super, do it. But do it because you want to, not because you are expected to!
That's all the ranting I have for today. If you get a gift, enjoy it..but let's stop the madness and appreciate the gift of life and of healthy babies!
Love and Loyally Yours,