Monday, January 06, 2014

A good wife always knows her place...

Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal - on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know you have been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. 

Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll be refreshed when he arrives.

Touch up your makeup, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking.

He has just been with a whole 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.

Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the children's hands and faces, comb their hair and if necessary change their clothes. They are little treasures and he would like to see them playing the part.

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.

Some don'ts. Don't greet him with problems or complaints.

Don't complain if he's late for dinner or even if he stays out all night.

Count this as minor compared with what he might have gone through that day. Don't ask him about his actions or question his judgment or integrity. 

Remember he is the master of the house and as such will always exercise this with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him. A good wife always knows her place.

I'd say wimmin in those enlightened times were properly trained, knowing their place in life.  It is a pity it doesn't continue to happen.

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