I have a friend, Lena, who recently gave birth to a wonderful baby. When I visited her to meet the baby, Lena expressed dissatisfaction with the gift she received at the hospital.
I, myself, gave birth in a private maternity clinic, where I received no gifts. I covered all the expenses—delivery, room, and medications. I was surprised to hear Lena’s discontent, considering she gave birth for free in a public maternity hospital.
Why did Lena expect a gift? In the past, no one gave or anticipated such gifts at maternity wards. Having a child is a conscious decision, and parents should be financially prepared.
If relying solely on government assistance, it might be better for parents to secure stable employment and housing before having a child,
rather than later complaining about the quality of gifts received.
Do you agree with me?