Am I the only one grossed out by this??

I would take a housekeeper as a push present. Someone to come in once a week and clean for a few hours!!!
Originally Posted by inheritedcurls

I would take one of those too.

I think excpeting expensive gifts is weird too. I did get a few gifts, but nothing major. DH got me a stuff animal, and some flowers, and fast food so I wouldn't have to eat that god awful hospital stuff they pass as food.

And with Korbin he also stayed the night in the hospital with me, in the most uncomfortable chair ever, because I confessed I was extremely lonely when he went home at night when I had Kade. With Kade we had just gotten a new puppy, and we didn't think it was a good idea to leave her alone so much so soon. Just him staying with me that time was the best gift ever.
I gave birth to my son two days before my 30th birthday. My husband surprised me with beautiful diamond earrings. It really was to mark the special occasion; the birth of our first child and the big 3-0 for me.

I hate the term push present. It's disgusting.

ETA: The idea behind the term bothers me even more.
Gross.

We are ridiculously materialistic in this society — this being the latest in a long line of examples.

ETA: If someone wants to get someone a gift for whatever reason, I don't think there's anything wrong with that. It's this labeling of gifts, the setting aside more and more occasions of being gift-worthy, or even gift-necessary, that I find repulsive.

Last edited by wild~hair; 12-06-2007 at 08:58 PM.
DH got me a stuffed animal, and some flowers, and fast food so I wouldn't have to eat that god awful hospital stuff they pass as food.
That's what I got, except replace the flowers with balloons. My aunt sent me flowers.
3c/4a

ETA: If someone wants to get someone a gift for whatever reason, I don't think there's anything wrong with that. It's this labeling of gifts, the setting aside more and more occasions of being gift-worthy, or even gift-necessary, that I find repulsive.
Originally Posted by wild~hair
Yes this. Real emotion is getting replaced by commercialized sentimentality, and it's repulsive.
3A / 2B / 2C wavicelli



I was not expecting anything after I had Steven.

when he was 6 or 7 weeks old, right after we brought him home from the hospital, I woke up to do one of our nightly feedings. Since he was in the room with us, i grabbed him and took off out of the room. When i set him back down there was a pair of new earrings with a "note from Steven". I cannot remember all it said right now, but it was something along the lines of "thank you for being my mommy"

It was a very sweet gesture from Mike, and really did mean a lot to me.
I think it would be a sweet sentiment but I never would wanted anything for myself but I wouldn't turn it away either







Thanks guys for all the input. I guess I was just wondering if I was being overly hormonal or if the tone of the article was weird.

I don't begrudge anyone a gift at all - I think my issue was with a.) the term "push present" and b.) just the awful sense of entitlement - the "I did this to my body and went through all this, I deserve something for it" attitude.

My sister asked if her $100 Nike alarm watch that she bought so she could keep track of feedings counted as a "push present"!!!
Originally Posted by CurlieGlamourGirlie
Oh, I have never heard the term 'push present' before (guess you can't get one if you have to have a scheduled section, then....) My husband certainly didn't call it that, nor did I ask for it or feel entitled to it. It was a nice surprise. My son's birth stone happens to be my favourite (ruby) so it was really special to me.
Get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me. -Muhammad Ali











Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com