Thursday, September 1, 2011

I pushed so where is my present?

What is your take on "push" presents?  My hubby is adamantly opposed.  Adamant being the strong word here.  This comes from a guy who is extremely generous.  He always goes over the top on gifts for all holidays but with three babies coming out of my vagina?  Nope.  Nothing.  I have had friends comment on this to him and his response is, "Your gift is that you just had a BABY.  Push presents are just a way for women to con men into buying them something."

What do I think?  I don't know.  I mean, I love the idea of a new piece of jewelry.  Who wouldn't!  But in the same sense, do I really need a gift for having a baby?  Probably not.  Have my friends received beautiful gifts for having their baby?  Absolutely.  Have I felt cheated?  No.  As you can see, I am not sure where I stand.  Hence the reason I have asked you.

Why are we talking about this?  Because my hubby and I were on a date night last night and the topic of what I was going to indulge myself in while in Paris came up.   I said, "Hmmm, well, it is for my birthday (which will occur while we are there), our 10 year anniversary and (to be funny) the three push presents I never got so it will be nice."  His response was "It will cover the first two but not the push part".  I had to laugh.  Even 15 months after our third child is born, he is still standing strong.  I have officially added this to the list of things my hubby will adamantly stand against for the rest of his life.  The other items on the list?  Hallmark cards and Lululemon (I have beaten him out on that one but he still cannot understand why workout clothes need to cost over $100.  He just doesn't get it sometimes).    


  1. Loren will definitely be getting Lulu lemon for Christmas. Once you start you can never go back....

  2. Hah, my husband bought me a MacBook Air and claimed it was my "push present." Unacceptable. Though it is so nice and light.

  3. I totally think you should get one, but I also think that he should get one, for being the support system. It was most definitely not as painful for him, but he was probably pretty stressed. That way you both win - just get to call your presents different names =) Probably very silly, but it just may work...

  4. This is funny - my husband is the same way. He thinks push presents are just another way of getting an expensive gift, and as he says, he'd do that for me any time. (Well, I don't see a new cushion cut right-hand ring 'any time'! ;)

    I'm not really much for extravagant gifts though. I'd prefer an experience than something material. (Not that I am qualifying childbirth a 'gift of an experience') All of the material gifts he's given me over the years just sit in my closet (insert pouting Balenciaga bag).

    He's also not a fan of Hallmark cards. I love getting them, but mostly because the few times he has given me one, there is something very sweet and thoughtful written inside. Usually when he asks what I want for my birthday/anniversary/occasion I just say, "A nice card from you." How much easier can I be???

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