This is how women were advised to run the home and take care of their husbands in the 1950s, more than sixty decades from now. This was back in the days when every woman is expected to be a good wife; when women do not have big dreams of being the President of a country, CEOs of multimillion dollar companies, famous celebrity etc. It was all men’s world and most women adapted to the tradition of managing the home.
Whichever way you look at it, women’s major role as homemakers, back then, wasn’t boring at all.
Ways Women Care For Their Husbands In 1950s
1. Keep Dinner Ready
Plan ahead, even the night before to have a delicious meal on time. This is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospects of a good meal are part of the warm welcome needed.
2. 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 gayer and interesting, his boring day may need a lift.
3. Clear the Clutter
Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives, gathering up school books, toys, papers, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the table. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you some satisfaction too.
4. Prepare the Children
Also, take a few minutes to wash the children’s hands and faces (if they’re still too young to do it by themselves), comb their hair if necessary and change their clothes. They are little treasures and your husband would like to see them playing the part.
5. Minimise all Noise
At the time of his arrival, minimise all noise of washer, dryer, dishwasher and vacuum. Try and encourage the children to be quiet. Be happy to see him and greet him with a warm smile.
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6. Make Him Comfortable
A good wife will have him lean back in a comfortable chair or suggest he lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speake in low, soft, soothing and pleasant voice and allow him to relax.
7. Listen to him
You have a lot of things to tell him but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first.
8. Make the evening all about him
Never complain if he does not take you out to dinner or to a place of entertainment. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure. Understand his need to come home and relax.
Don’t greet him with problems or complaints. Don’t complain if he’s late for dinner and count it as minor compared with what he might have gone through that day.
10. Bottom line
As a good wife, try to make your home a place of peace and order, where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.
Oh, my! I hope all the feminists out there agree with this. But which would you prefer, nowadays or back then?