Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I recently stumbled upon this term. I wasn't sure the meaning behind until I Googled for more information. Apparently, it is a growing trend in the U.S., and it is already popular in England and India. It is a gift for a new mom given by the dad of the baby. More moms in the U.S. are pushing their husbands/boyfriends/father of baby to give them a present for having his child. Honestly, I have mixed feelings about this concept. It just seems a bit odd and almost greedy to me. I know it is definitely not easy being pregnant, but it is what you have to do if you want to have a kid. (Okay, I know it is not the only way, but it is the most popular way.) For me, I really don't need jewelry I will hardly wear or for my husband to spend a lot of money on me as a thank you for pushing his kid out. It is my kid too. I agreed to get pregnant. It is nice to be acknowledged about how difficult pregnancy can be, but pricey gifts seem to be over the top. I would be happy if my husband helped out around the house a bit more so I am not so sore at the end of the day. He has been doing that...at least he is taking over more Hannah responsibility while he can. I guess I am baffled by this concept. Of course Valentine's Day also baffles me. Maybe I am not sentimental enough to understand the reasoning behind it. Maybe I am cheap. Or maybe I think the baby is the gift.