How to be a Good House-wife!

Taken from a 1950's American High School Home Economics textbook, the essay is entitled "How to be a Good Wife." It reads in part:

Have dinner ready. Prepare yourself. 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. Clear away the clutter -- run a dust cloth over the tables.
Prepare the children: Take a few minutes to wash the childrens hands and faces, comb their hair, and if necessary change their clothes. They are God's creatures and he would like to see them playing the part.
Minimize all noise…eliminate the noise of the washer, dryer, dishwasher or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.
Some things not to do: Don't greet him with problems or complaints. Don't complain if he is late for dinner. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soft, soothing and pleasant voice.
Listen to him: You may have dozens of things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first. Make the evening his. Never complain if he does not take you out to dinner or other pleasant entertainments. 

This made me smile so I thought I would share......  ;)


  1. Oh my, how things have changed!
    I like the part when it says to not greet him with problems or complaints. Guess I'm a bad house wife ;)

  2. hahaha!!! That is so funny!! I wish I could be that sweet to Carson all the time. The part about trying to quiet down the noise really made me laugh!

  3. LOL Ya'll are funny!! Its never quiet around here. We're a pretty rowdy bunch!!! I try to make the girls look cute, but that's only when we're going somewhere. :)


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