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Thread: Push Present ????
July 22nd, 2013 07:28 PM #46Senior Member
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I've been trying to figure out how to best word my reply. The two parts that bother me about the op where the friend demanding jewelry and the phrase push present itself. I find some push presents very thoughtful and heartfelt and the idea of a gift to commemorate the birth of a child/adding to a family or something along those lines is beautiful to me. The idea of using a baby as an excuse to get something you want be it jewelry or a bag etc is distasteful to me. So I guess its just two sides of a coin. I mean if your husband presented you with a handmade cradle at babies birth would it still be a push present?
July 22nd, 2013 07:43 PM #48Senior Member
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What exactly separates the gimmee gimmee push present from the sweet symbolic gift? Is it the difference between a blingy Tiffany ring or a dainty estate sale pearl pendant? Is it a matter of how you judge the taste level of the couple in question? The price tag?
I think it's best to sit out trends that you don't want to be a part of, but try not to judge what kind of gifts other people's partners give them. I find it so strange that so many people find this offensive.
July 22nd, 2013 08:05 PM #50Senior Member
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To me the difference is demanding a gift instead of the father choosing to buy one. I also think a big factor is if it's connected to the life event. Like a piece of jewelry with the baby's birthstone seems sweet to me but a new designer handbag just doesn't feel the same way.Mother to: Patrick Werner (3/10) and Mary Claire (06/12)
July 23rd, 2013 01:19 AM #52
Maybe we should all stop judging each other based on our own personal philosophies and life choices. If a man wants to give a woman an expensive gift and a woman wants to accept that gift, or if a woman asks for a gift and a man wants to give her one on the occasion of the birth of their child, I just don't think it's anybody else's business.
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July 23rd, 2013 02:06 AM #54Senior Member
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I think asking for any sort of gift is crass, but honestly? I'd be delighted if my fiance surprised me with a gift that was just for novaberry and not novaberry-the-mum.
One of the things that really scares me about having kids is losing my own identity. I've seen a lot of mothers get so completely wrapped up in their kids that it's like they don't exist as their own person anymore. EVERYTHING is about their children. I don't think it's healthy, and I never want to be like that. So even though I fully expect any future children to be the most important thing in my world, a little something just for me amidst the initial onslaught of baby-this and baby-that would be treasured.
If that makes me selfish, so be it!
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