Fergie Will Get a Push Present
Fergie will have more than just a new little baby to look forward to when she delivers her son this fall. Her husband Josh Duhamel is planning to get her a push present. He said recently, “Yes, I will be getting her a push present. I just don’t know quite what yet. You got Christmas, you got birthdays, you got Valentine’s, you got Mother’s Day, you got every other thing in between … I don’t know who came up with this push present idea, but I think it’s probably a female.”
I am so perplexed at who came up with the idea of a push present. I don’t remember hearing about them when I was pregnant with my first but know that they were a “thing” while pregnant with my subsequent babies. Quiet honestly I think push presents are pretty ridiculous.
I think as women we often use pregnancy as an excuse to get whatever we want whether it is from preferential treatment on a crowded subway or expecting a significant other to trudge to the grocery store at three in the morning to get ice cream. I guess a push present is just another way to demand something in return for giving birth, something women have been doing since the beginning of time.
I didn’t need a present from anyone just because I did something that was natural to me and something that I had to do regardless of whether or not my husband bought me some small trinket. I know that I may be in the minority for my opinion but I honestly am just not a big present person. My husband and I don’t even get each other presents for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day. I guess in my mind, the gift of having a new baby and the diaper changing, night feeding, and care that my husband provides after giving birth is enough for me to feel appreciated and loved.
Do you expect your partner to give you a push present?