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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

The Good Wife's Guide

Purports to be an extract from a Home Economics textbook of the early 1950's entitled The Good Wife Guide. The part up to [*] is supposed to have appeared in Housekeeping Monthly dated 13 May 1955 under the heading 'The Good Wife's Guide.'

If this doesn't make you giggle, or spit out your Diet Coke in disbelief, then I don't know what will. :)

"Be a good wife. Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready for his return from work. 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 prospect of a good meal (especially his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed. Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you will 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. Gather up school books, toys, papers etc. and then run a dust cloth over the tables. During the colder 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 for 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. Try to encourage the children to be quiet. Be happy to see him. 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.

Make the evening his. Never complain if he arrives home late or goes out to dinner or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and his very real need to be at home and relax. Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquility where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit. Don't greet him with complaints and problems. Don't complain if he's late for dinner, or even stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day. Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him. Arrange the 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 this will with fairness and truthfulness. [*] When he has had a chance to have his evening meal, clear the dishes and wash up promptly. If your husband should offer to help decline his offer as he may feel obliged to repeat this offer and after a long working day, he does not need the extra work.

Encourage your husband to pursue his hobbies and interests and be supporting without seeming to encroach. If you have little hobbies yourself try not to bore him speaking of these, as women's interests are often rather trivial compared to men's.

At the end of the evening tidy the home ready for the morning and again think ahead to his breakfast needs. Your husband's breakfast is vital if he is to face the outside world in a positive fashion. Once you have both retired to the bedroom, prepare yourself for bed as promptly as possible. Whilst feminine hygiene is of the utmost importance, your tired husband does not want to wait for the bathroom as he would for his train. But remember to look your best when going to bed. Try to achieve a look which is welcoming without being obvious. If you need to apply face cream or hair rollers wait until he is asleep as this can be shocking to a man last thing at night. When it comes to the possibility of intimate relations with your husband, it is important to remember your marriage vows and in particular your commitment to obey him. If he feels that he needs to sleep immediately then so be it.

In all things be led by your husband's wishes; do not pressure him in any way to stimulate intimacy. Should your husband suggest congress then accept humbly, all the while being mindful that a man's satisfaction is more important than a woman's. When he reaches his moment of fulfillment, a small moan from yourself is encouraging to him and quite sufficient to indicate any enjoyment that you may have had. Should your husband suggest any of the more unusual practices, be obedient and uncomplaining but register any reluctance by remaining silent.
It is likely that your husband will then fall promptly asleep, so adjust your clothing, freshen up and apply night time and hair care products. You may then set the alarm so that you can arise shortly before him in the morning. This will enable you to have his morning cup of tea ready when he awakes. "

Funny how this practice didn't seem to stick around. I wonder why.....


At Tuesday, November 30, 2004 12:40:00 PM, Blogger & said...

Note to self...

Build time machine...Lol

At Tuesday, November 30, 2004 1:38:00 PM, Blogger Jay said...

It started out sounding good, then got way over the top, then ended with silence.

I'd rather hear "Yeah baby, give it to me now!" than the suggested "small moan".


At Tuesday, November 30, 2004 2:14:00 PM, Blogger eyerocker said...

How To Be A Good Husband

He consistently spills things in the same location as to avoid making more than one stain in the carpet.

He sees to it that he doesn't always sit in the same place on the couch, to avoid making those unsightly twin-divots.

He masters the art of halfway-communication so that he can watch TV and still answer: uh huh, oh, I see what you mean, etc. at the right time.

He is able to avoid use of the same excuse two-times-in-a-row.

He has learned that a new vacuum cleaner, iron, etc. do not make acceptable anniversary presents.

Admits with only minor prodding that watching Monday Night Football together does not constitute a "date" or family home evening (where applicable).

Has learned all of the childrens' names so that he doesn't have to refer to them as, "Hey, you there".

Knows the proper time to give a sincere compliment and also the proper time to say something such as, "Its definitely an interesting dress."

Knows the proper answer if ever asked "do these pants make my butt look big?"

At Tuesday, November 30, 2004 3:09:00 PM, Blogger & said...


There IS no right answer to the last item. Back to the drawing board!

At Tuesday, November 30, 2004 4:25:00 PM, Blogger Mr B said...

eyerocker - LOL - Should the right answer to 'do these pants make my butt look big?' or UK 'Does my bum look big in this?' be 'No, what do you think?'.

This sounds a bit like 'Pleasantville' - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120789/

GW - Do you think that this actually happened in real life?

At Wednesday, December 01, 2004 10:32:00 AM, Blogger Kurt said...

This verifies my theory that everything changes for the worse.

At Wednesday, December 01, 2004 11:15:00 AM, Blogger Carrie said...

GW.. I heard about that book. Apparently they are doing a republishing of it for 2005. But I believe it's being renamed, "How to get rid of your wife".

At Wednesday, December 01, 2004 11:37:00 AM, Blogger Rich said...

Ahhh...that must have been nice.
Back before women's lip.....er....lib ;)

At Wednesday, December 01, 2004 12:59:00 PM, Blogger Good Wife said...

LOL! Carrie, it would be fool proof! :)


At Wednesday, December 01, 2004 6:43:00 PM, Blogger Ben said...

Funny... the extract from the good wife's guide of the 50's that I read mentioned something about making sure not to fill the house with smoke by leaving a left over thanksgiving biscuit in the oven... Guess you blew that one GW... better ask Rick for a spanking... lol

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See now, if all the women in the world read that book and followed the guidelines, there would be no divorce, no wife beatings or murders... think of what a wonderful place it would be! :)

Seriously, as I read that, I was laughing so damned hard I had tears in my eyes..... just trying to imagine people I know acting like that. I could never imagine my mom acting like that towards my dad..... I need a tissue!

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