Wednesday, May 16, 2012
WOW! Times sure have changed!!! I read this in a magazine recently. This was taught to Home Economics girls during the early 50s. Just makes me crack up!!! What the hell!! Women are the ones (most often) at home dealing with small children, diapers, fighting and arguing, no adult conversations, grocery shopping, laundry, cleaning, lack of self, being a taxi for the kids, you name it. Women are the back bone of the family unit. I have to admit, when I was married I did a lot on this list. Only because I thought, for some odd reason, I was supposed to. I agree with some of the items....like de cluttering and cleaning yourself up. Even having dinner ready - sometimes. But what happens if both partners work outside of the home? Id LOVE to hear your thoughts on this. What do you do in your home to have your family run smoothly and happily? * Ill post pics and PRs soon....... Instructions for Housewives ~~~As taught to the girls attending high school during the Leave it to Beaver era~~~~ 1. Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal on the table -- on time. This is a way of letting your husband know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. 2. Prepare yourself. Take fifteen minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when your husband arrives. Touch up your makeup, 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. His boring day may need a lift. 3. Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives, gathering up schoolbooks, toys, paper, ect. Then run a dustcloth over the tables. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. 4. Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces. If they are small, comb their hair, and if necessary, change their clothes. They are little treasures, and he would like to see them playing their part. 5. Minimize the noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of washer, dryer, dishwasher, or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet. Be happy to see him. 6. Some don'ts. Don't greet him with problems or complaints. Don't complain if he is late for dinner. Count this as minor compared with what he might have gone through during the day. 7. Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or suggest he lie down in the bedrom. Have or 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 and unwind. 8. 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. 9. Make the evening his. Never complain if he does not take you out to dinner or to other places of entertainment; instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his need to be home and relax. 10. The goal: Try to make your home a place of peace and order where your husband can feel refreshed.