Thursday, February 14, 2008

Today's Find!

Aren't you glad you are married know instead of in 1955! (I guess mostly the women would say no)

This supposedly came from Good Housekeeping Montly in 1955:
  • Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have be thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they get home and the prospect of a good meal is part of the warm welcome needed.
  • Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh-looking. He has just been with a lot of work-weary people.
  • Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
  • Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives. Run a dustcloth over the tables.
  • During the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all, catering to his comfort will provide you with immense personal satisfaction.
  • Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Encourage the children to be quiet.
    Be happy to see him.
  • Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.
    Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first - remember, his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
  • Don't greet him with complaints and problems.
  • Don't complain if he's late for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through at work.
  • Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or lie him down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.
  • Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
  • Don't ask him questions about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.
  • A good wife always knows her place.


Sara Jensen said...

Oh how times have changed. Good thing!

Matt said...

Reading this post reminded so much of how I miss the good ol' days.

Ladies, take a deep breath I'm just kidding. In fact, I think today's world has changed so much that you could rewrite this list and say:

"A man should know his place."

.....yes, dear.

acte gratuit said...

Dude! I totally do all these things! Didn't you notice the conspicuous lack of puke on me today? That's because I wiped it all off with a baby wipe right before you walked in! And the house WAS quiet compared to how it was with all three boys crying at the same time! At least I'd gotten Gabe happy. Sheesh. I don't know what more you could possibly want!?!

Linz said...


Sorry modern hubbies