The Good Wife’s Guide

  • Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal ready on time for his return. This is a way of letting him know that you have be thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they get home and the prospect of a good meal is part of the warm welcome needed.
  • Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you’ll 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. Run a dustcloth over the tables.
  • During the cooler 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 to 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. 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.
  • Don’t greet him with complaints and problems.
  • Don’t complain if he’s late for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through at work.
  • Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or lie him down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him.
  • Arrange his 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 his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to question him.
  • A good wife always knows her place.

  • Before you start a I hate Logtar’s macho points of view, beware of this being a joke or rather a humoristic look at an article printed in Housekeeping Monthly, 13 May, 1955.

    I believe that man and woman are equal and should share life as partners. I think the responsibilities of raising a family and maintaining a household are 50/50. I would not want a wife that acted this way, I want an equal that will challenge me at every step and is participant of every decision that is made.

    12 comments on “The Good Wife’s Guide

    1. hmm…it seems to work the other way around at my house. Brian takes off my shoes and prepares my meals. lol just kidding! so glad we’ve come a long way!

    2. I thought you were getting back at me for my man bashing post the other day. lol.

      Gave me a good laugh. Have a great day, sugar plum. =)

    3. I have a copy of this somewhere in one of my mothers old books – you know how they used to bind back issues of magazines? There are more hysterical things in there as well as this, believe me.

    4. Lol, I wasn’t going to send you a hate comment you fewl… OK, I WILL…
      juuuuust kidding! SILLY-WILLY!

      I liked this link. I doubt it was real, but it’s still pretty interesting. You
      know I can’t STAND stepford wives. oi!

    5. That is similar to something I found in my father’s medical school yearbook. There was a page for the Medical Student’s Wife’s Club, and they had a list for the “Ten Commandments for the Doctor’s Wife”. The first was: The doctor’s wife, must, like Caesar’s wife, be beyond reproach.

      I put a copy on the refrigerator, thinking it was funny. My wife took it down, thinking it was not funny.

    6. … I was reading through…. and I was like, Oh my gosh… i can’t believe John would post this! …this is so not like him… etc. Ha! you had me going, man.

    7. Take us back to the good old days when wife could be this way but not now having to work the day away not at home only but at a job too…

    8. See, now I think this is funny, because I know it’s a joke. I’ve read it before. I think it’s a hoot, and something I’ve quoted to my mom when she talks about her bra-burning days, just to get her fired up.

      You really should take a stab at checking out my posts before you say I don’t have a sense of humor. I have a great sense of humor about most things. But BOBI wasn’t really chuckling when he wrote his ‘disagreeitude’.

      Blogging is about humor, yes. It’s also personal. And it’s contrite.

      So, there, you stupid hairy man.
      That was a joke.

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