Shouldn’t A Baby Be Enough?
These days, when marriage is seen by most people as merely an excuse for a woman playing the part of Miss America for a day and for couples to legally shack up, it should come as no surprise that some women are requiring “push presents.”
In a more innocent age, new mothers generally considered their babies to be the greatest gift imaginable. Today, they are likely to want some sort of tangible bonus as well.
That’s “push” as in, “I the mother, having been through the wringer and pushed out this blessed event, hereby claim my reward.” Or “push” as in, “I’ve delivered something special and now I’m pushing you, my husband/boyfriend, to follow suit.”
“It’s more and more an expectation of moms these days that they deserve something for bearing the burden for nine months, getting sick, ruining their body,” said Linda Murray, executive editor of BabyCenter.com. “The guilt really gets piled on.”
Now I enjoy receiving fancy gifts as much as anyone. But to demand it of your husband for having a baby is just plain crass! First off, anyone with half a brain in her head would know that pregnancy is difficult, fattening and uncomfortable, to say the least. Knowing all that, women still choose to have children, as the rewards outweigh the difficulties. And I’m sure the women interviewed for this article were never ignorant about what pregnancy entails. All these women seem to care about is me, me, me me!
On another note, I’d be curious to see if these women would want to stay home with their children, or if they would let them be raised by strangers. What about saving all that money being spent on jewelry so that these mothers can have the luxury of staying home with their kids? How much do you want to bet that these women, if given the choice would say “give me the jewelry instead!”