I can’t even hold back on this one. The fact that this is even a thing irritates me. Perhaps what irritates me the most is the name. It’s juvenile and belittling. Do people know what goes into creating and raising a human child? It’s not something a pair of diamond earrings can equal.
While I certainly agree expressing appreciation is not only nice but also necessary (if you hope to stay married to the mother of your child), there are many ways to do that. Perhaps in a manner that’s actually meaningful. The problem is people – most likely the Kardashians – had to go and ruin it. (I’m convinced the Kardashians are responsible for ruining everything.) Although the term “push present” preceded Kim and her recent breaking-news announcement on the extravagant gift she wanted for the birth of the latest edition to the Kardashian Klan, the fact that it has entered the vernacular and has become acceptable among the commoners is where I have a problem. Let the celebrities do their asinine thing. When it infiltrates the normal realm, I’m gonna have to call it out.
But my feelings are broader than just those on pseudo celebrities like the Kardashians bring everything to a new seedy low. I explain them all on Scary Mommy today with my cleverly titled piece, Push Presents Are Stupid.
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