Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wifely Duties = FAIL!

I found this online while browsing during my down time today :). I'm thinking that most any woman (you know alive and with a pulse) will laugh out loud with me and call bull-shit to pretty much all of this baloney. If I acted like any of this Bobby would ask what the heck was wrong with me :). I'm pretty sure my awesome hubby knows that I've spent the bulk of my afternoon chasing the boys around, removing forks from their hands as they try and stab each other... 

Just in case there is any confusion, its circa 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.

  • 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.

Reading these felt like watching an episode of Man Men!


Beth Ann said...

WOW. Totally undermines what a huge and exhausting job being a "housewife"/mom is! Awful that women used to actually adhere to these "rules." I think it is nice to serve one's husband to some extent---but that goes both ways!

Candance said...

Let him stay out all night-I'll arrange a pillow for him-over his face until he stops breathing.

Nicole said...

Wow. Um, yeah. So I'm guessing I'm not a very good wife. Well, according to this. I just have to point out that if my husband stayed out all night, I would have a FEW things to say about that. My goodness, the MAN who wrote this list must've been delusional!

ginmommy said...

I know exactly what article you are referring to! Crazy isn't it? I brought it home one day from work and read it to Paul and just died laughing. I think Paul thought it was kind of awesome ;) But me? NO SIR.

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