I attended the baby shower of a friend over the weekend. This is their second kid, both are daughters. The baby is absolutely adorable and we had so much fun as well as it has been a while since we last gathered with a group of mutual friends.
In the course of our conversation, another friend was saying “Do you know what’s the reward for the second baby?”
Apparently, after the birth of their first kid, the husband gifted the wife a “token” to thank her for giving birth to their elder daughter. If I remembered correctly, that was a Prada handbag.
“I think it’s a Louis Vuitton this time,” another friend quipped.
Wow, I was thinking, that’s pretty groovy!
While we were heading back, I was jesting with Dave that he could gift me two belated gifts too for delivering our two babies.
Assuming the cost of each bag to be around $4k each, that would be about $8k worth of gifts collectively.
“Wait, don’t give me the handbags.” I told him as I was thinking aloud. “Give me in cash instead. I’ll use it to buy July’s subscription of the SIngapore Savings Bond. They are offering them at a yield of 2.63% for 10 years!”
“Are you a surrogate?” Dave rolled his eyes. He has always complained that I am too pragmatic and it removes the romantic elements out of gifting whenever I request for the gifts in cash (which happens quite often).
Just wondering, does any of our mummy readers receive a gift from your hubs for giving birth? Or if any of the fathers gift anything to your wife to thank them for the deed? If so, what gifts have you receive or given?