I was robbed, y’all.
Admittedly, I had my babies 100 years ago (roughly) but still… I feel ROBBED.
I’m talking about “push presents.” Push presents were not around back in my day.
According to Wikipedia, a push present (also known as a “push gift” or “baby bauble”) is a present a new father gives a new mother when she gives birth to their child. In practice the present may be given before or after the birth, or even in the delivery room.
And these presents aren’t small, oh no…
Rachel Zoe, stylist to the stars, was given a nearly 10 carat cushion-cut diamond ring designed by jeweler Neil Lane. Sarah Jessica Parker received a $6,000 charm bracelet after the birth of her son James Wilke. Tom Cruise gave wife Katie Holmes an 18-karat gold Cartier Love bracelet. And rumor has it Marc Anthony gave J. Lo a $300,000 canary diamond ring and a $2.5 million set of earrings, custom-made with diamonds imported from South Africa. (Naturally)
Would I have liked a push present? Absolutely! But my idea of a spectacular push present is a little different.
My idea of cool push presents benefit the entire family:
- Five years worth of house cleaning service (Just until the little one hits kindergarten. Totally understandable.)
- A pre-paid spa treatment every month until the new baby… goes off to college (Back me up here, ladies. If momma ain’t happy…)
- A personal trainer (Hey, it benefits the husband too!)
- A personal chef (Who really wants to eat a meal created by a woman so sleep deprived that she can’t remember her own name? There is no telling what could be in that stew!)
So what are YOUR thoughts? Did you get a push present? What was it?