Hurried Homemaker

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October 26th, 2011 by Rhiana

The Push Present



If anyone saw the last two episodes of The Rachel Zoe Project, you are distinctly aware of the “push present” that she received from Rodger. And in case you didn’t see either episode, here is what I’m talking about …
It is ONLY a 10 carat cushion cut ring! I mean, seriously Rodge, you couldn’t do better than that? Ugh.

Ok. In all seriousness, I think that this is the most obscene thing I have seen in a while! Who the hell needs a 10 carat “thanks for pushing my baby out” gift? Who needs a “push present” anyway? What happened to the BABY being the gift?

For all you who say “well people have been doing it for hundreds of years” – um, no. ROYALTY has been, but last I checked neither you nor I (nor Rachel Zoe) fit that qualification.

I have lots of friends who have received “push presents” – diamond earrings, a tennis bracelet, an upgraded ring … I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – it is ridiculous. Requesting (nay, demanding) a gift for pushing a baby out of your netherregions seems to go against what God intended. Eve didn’t give birth to Cain or Abel and then ask Adam, “Honey, where is my diamond?” Our original design WAS to give birth – that was it! Why are we now expecting a present for doing what we have been designed to do all along? And, in case anyone forgot it is all Eve’s fault we have pain doing it anyway …

To the woman he said, “I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” (Genesis 3:16)

In all honesty, it seems to me that the push present is yet another example of entitlement for the rich and wannabes.

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4 Responses to “The Push Present”
  1. I’m with ya! Baby is totally the present! Similar I think to giving each other a present on your wedding day. We all love gifts, but isn’t that day about joining together and giving yourselves to each other in front of God? Just saying :) Happy to have found your blog!

  2. I agree with the wedding present to each other – isn’t that what the rings are? Glad you found my blog, too! Have a great day!

  3. :) I hadn’t heard of this until I had my first and my hubby just happened (and without my asking) to get me a small, inexpensive diamond ring (because my engagement/wedding band was a bit tight and was/is a beautiful opal) to surprise me since he didn’t get me one when he proposed…I was totally happy with the opal, in fact, elated! I can’t wait until I can wear it again (and move the diamond to the right hand)…another motivation for weight loss! ANYway, I get your point as far as a Mama in demand of a push present, yeah…not exactly appealing. But, when the hubby, out of the goodness of his heart, wants to do something special (diamond or otherwise) for his wife, I am supportive 100%! And, since I can’t say why other women receive push presents (as per their request, or by their hubby’s initiative), I can’t really determine, myself, that the whole idea of a push present is a Nay. :) Just a little tidbit of my thoughts. :) Glad I found your blog! I was initially drawn here by the garland out of paper…water-something-or-other things. ;)

  4. btw, I just saw your warning at the beginning of the post and I want you to know that I’m nothing of the sort. :) Just interested in the conversation of the whole thing and feeling free to share my thoughts, hopefully in a kind way. :)

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