Friday, October 12, 2007
The good Wife Guide
This is an article that I ran across while I was surfing the net. Let me make something clear....
I do not agree with everything that is printed here, but I do agree with some of the things here. I will explain later. Anyway I know that the women that read my blog will have some things to say in the comment section, so please do comment.
Keep in mind that this article was written back in 1955. I cannot see my grandmother doing any of this shit. She was a hell raiser. This must have been only in white homes, because I cannot see a sista going along with this. It just goes to show how how different our two cultures are.
So read on and I will add my 2 cents at the end.
The Good Wife's Guide
From Housekeeping Monthly, 13 May, 1955.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4.Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives. Run a dust cloth over the tables.
5. 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.
6. Minimize all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Encourage the children to be quiet.
7. Be happy to see him.
8. Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.
9. 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.
10. Don't greet him with complaints and problems.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes.
14. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.
15. 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.
16. A good wife always knows her place.
Now.... If women were like this in today's world... Damn! Doesn't this sound like the Twilight Zone?
I know I would feel invincible if my wife were even close to being like this. I wonder if women actually were like this in the '50s? I cannot imagine coming home to a woman that followed these guidelines.
The women's Lib people would probably have a heart attack if this was written in 2007. Can you imagine the Talk shows doing a discussion on this subject?
But I guess all Husbands out there in the real world can read this and wish that this was their wife.
Uh Oh. I have to go. Wifey is calling me. Don't tell her I posted this OK? My couch is not as comfortable as my king sized bed.
U feel Me?