What in the hell is up with all the pregnancy ‘rewards’ out there lately?? Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like suddenly there are all these new trends to reward pregnant chicks, as if the BABY is not reward enough…
I just innocently clicked over to the gap website, and they have an entire freaking section called ‘Babymoon Essentials’. The ad showed up right on the front page of the website. Not sure why this ad is showing up for me, since god knows I’ve never ordered anything maternity or pregnancy related from the gap before (duh). I think it might be time to give my cookies a nice clearing out in case there’s something hiding in there from a search I did in a weak moment.
Similar but much worse than the babymoon (for which there are apparently essentials) is something insane called a ‘push gift’. This is where someone (I assume it’s supposed to be your spouse) gives you a piece of jewelry or some shit to somehow pay you off for the pain and suffering of giving birth. I learned about push gifts from my absolute favorite pregnant lady (can you hear the dripping sarcasm??), whose blog I’ve written about a few times now. She got her push gift a few months ago for mothers day- some diamond encrusted piece of crap that probably cost more than all the jewelry I own combined.
I mean, I know pregnancy and giving birth are hard and all, but are we serious here people?? I mean, pregnant chicks already get literally showered with gifts, every door held open, free food in restaurants, and who knows what else (not me of course). Pregnant ladies have always been treated like freaking royalty, all for basically being able to do something that rabbits have been doing for millions of years. But none of that, plus a perfect healthy baby, is enough apparently. Let’s give them diamonds too.
K, rant over now.