Is This Pushy?
I’m slightly horrified by this New York Times article on "push presents."
In the recovery room, her husband, Paul, presented her with a pair of diamond earrings. "I
was on cloud nine,” Ms. Slosberg said. She added, “I wonder what 17 hours of labor will get me next time?”
On one hand, it does seem sweet to commemorate your child’s birth with something special that you’ll have for years. On the other hand, it seems absurd to expect/demand a Tiffany ring or Louis Vuitton diaper bag from your guy because you endured childbirth and you need a prize at the end. (Um, I thought that was the kid!) And unless you’re rolling in dough, I think there are lots and lots of things (like diapers, food, clothes, toys… heck, college!) that you could spend that money on.
I think I’d be more down with a small, heartfelt gift, but this excess just seems, well, excessive. So what’s your take—did you get a push present? Would you push for one? Yay or No Way?
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