Thursday, 4 December 2008

Wifely advice from time gone by

( This is some 1950's advice on how to be a good wife. My version might be different than what they were thinking.)

Have dinner ready: Plan ahead even the night before to have a delicious meal on time. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospects of a good meal are part of the warm welcome needed.

(This young wife is so hot she doesn't even need a match to light his fire.)

Prepare yourself: Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your makeup, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking. He has just been with a lot of work-wary people. Be a little gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a lift.

(They did mean this by the gay and a little more interesting, right? Or did I read that wrong? )

Clear away the clutter: Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives, gathering up school books, toys, paper, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the tables. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift, too.
( One should always clean with as little clothing as possible so you don't dirty them. It only causes more laundry! For an extra thrill do so with the shades open! )
Make him comfortable: Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or suggest he lie 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, soft soothing and pleasant voice. Allow him to relax-unwind.
( She put a mickey in the drink, she has a hot date later with the milk man. )
Listen to him: You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first.(This is why you always talk to your girlfriends in the buff. It leads the the gay and different thing later on. You may or many not want to include your husband in on it, he might be too tired after work and all, you must always be mindful of that.)

The goal: Try to make your home a place of peace and order where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.