Saturday, May 20, 2006

The Good Wife's Guide

Sars, this piggybacks on your blog. Once you found the man, this is the way to please him when he gets home. I recently had a party with 13 women and every one was married and had children. One of them brought out this article and we took turns reading them aloud. I'll just give you the highlights. It's from Housekeeping Monthly May 13, 1955.

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.

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.

Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces, comb their hair and if necessary, change their clothes. Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.

Don't complain if he's late home for dinner or even if he stays out. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through.

Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or lie down. 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 exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.

A good wife always knows her place.

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