Have you heard of push presents before? Did your guy give you one when you gave birth?
I learned about push presents recently from Jen at BabyMakingMachine when she posted about hers. I had not thought of labor and birthing my first child as a gifting opportunity, considering the best gift ever is popping outta my nani and nothing can compare to that….
But, I’m a girl, and I like presents, so why not get a present for a job well done! A thank you for spending the last 10 months yacking your brains out, feeling like beached whale, farting, not pooping, waddling, unable to sit or stand without assistance and with ankles the size of your thighs present.
Besides, labor is WORK, and we get compensated at work…right?! 🙂
I do believe I’m going to give Johnny Boy a list of suitable push presents, nothing major. I’ve started with a few, so far we have:
- Month long trip to Fiji
- Live in housekeeper
- Personal Chef
Or more likely…
- New pretty journal and feather pen
- Cute lil necklace
- New chucks or boots
- A stack of books
What do you think of push presents? Did you get one after you gave birth? Will you be asking for one when your time comes?