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Kiwi's Avatar Jump to comment 28 by Kiwi

Cory, Why does the word 'gift' in this context make me squirm with embarrassment? (You can almost hear the falsely-gentle voice in which it is uttered). A baby isn't a gift, it's a baby. A gift is something you receive from your family at Christmas or on your birthday. And why would you want to thank someone for a baby, even your wife? If she was doing you a favour in having it, then maybe there's something not quite right about your relationship. Shake the doctor briskly by the hand, thank the midwife and leave it at that.

Plus a gift confers ownership. We do not own our children.

Wed, 15 Aug 2012 06:05:41 UTC | #950804