Writing this blog got me thinking about wives of years gone by, which in turn got me Googling and reading ‘The Good Wife Guide’ published in a 1955 edition of ‘Housekeeping Monthly’, which then naturally made me curious to see how this wife would be perceived by my husband in this modern world…Experiment begins..
1955 – Have dinner ready when he gets home, plan ahead – even the night before – and have a delicious meal ready. This will show him that you are concerned with his needs and have been thinking about him. Try to cook his favourite meal as this gives him a warm welcome home.
2019 – log onto the Just East app, order him Chinese food and have it delivered before he arrives…boom!!
1955 – Clean away the clutter, make a trip through the main part of the house and gather up anything that is making the home look untidy.
2019 – Simples!! Grabbed everything messy and grubby and shoved in the cupboard under the stairs! Main part of the house perfect!
1955 – Your husband will have spent the day with weary people at work, put a ribbon in your hair, put on your make up so he has something pretty to look at when he arrives
2019 – Ribbon!! Really!! No ribbon in my house so quick thinking leads me to a Christmas wrapping bow which I stick on my head, tinsel would be too much….lippy on – tick
1955 – You may have dozens of important things to tell him, but the moment he arrives home isn’t the right time. Let him talk first, remember his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
2019 – Shit this is hard…. no interest in cars, sport, or holes in his socks!! Yawning a lot.. didn’t realise he could talk so much!!! Eyes closing…. must sleep……
1955 – Children are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part. Comb child’s hair, change clothes if necessary and encourage them to be quite and tranquil on his arrival home
2019 – Ah crap – quick run to the cupboard under the stairs to grab child
1955 – Be happy to see him. Free him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to see him content. His day will have been much harder than yours and a good wife will take time to understand his needs and ensure he is able to unwind and relax in his home.
2019 – Experiment ends……. just can’t bring myself to complete the last step.
Outcome of this experiment – I’d like to thank the Sun, Moon, Stars and Cadbury’s that I wan’t married in the 1950’s!!
A wife, mother and full time worker.....just wondering why my husband gets so many more passes in life than me....and learning how to best win the ongoing family battle of who does what and when