I read Karen’s Bad Moms Club post about push presents yesterday and have to agree with her that (I have no idea who Rachel Zoe is either, and) I think that “push presents” are a little ridiculous. The name weirds me out, too.
Don’t get me wrong - I am all for Moms getting presents at baby showers, etc. While I love to buy itty bitty baby presents, I also love for my friends to get something special for them as well. Newborns are lovely and soft but the whole transition into motherhood is a big one and giving something to the exhausted Momma to make her smile or treat herself is pretty great.
That said, Moms expecting their husbands to buy them a large present for pushing out their baby strikes me as both odd and extravagant. Isn’t the baby the present? I mean, you both made it through childbirth alive, which is a miracle in itself. I agree that pushing out a baby is hard work (says the woman who pushed a nine pound, twelve ounce baby out of a whole the size of an orange) but I hardly expected my husband to buy me a 20 karat ring (!) or even a new kitchen appliance, for that matter.
What are your thoughts on “push presents”? I’d love to hear them.