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Friday, May 02, 2008

10 comandments from a man to a woman!

1. 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 been thinking about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favourite one) is part of the warm welcome needed.

2. Prepare yourself. Take about 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 touting. 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. Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper etc and then run a dust cloth over the tables.

3. Over 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 for his comfort will provide you with an intense personal satisfaction.

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

5. Minimise all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer and vacuum. Try to 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.

6. 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.

7. Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure, and his very real need to be home and relax. Your goal. Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquillity where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.

8. Don’t greet him with complaints and problems. Don’t complain if he’s home late for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.

9. Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have him lie 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.

10. Don’t ask him questions about his actions or question his judgement 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.

This is an extract from a 1950’s home economics book, but it’s a brave man today who takes this home with any expectations:-)

My how times have changed!

Allan W Janssen is the author of the book The Plain Truth About God (What the mainstream religions don't want you to know!) and is available at the web site www.God-101.com

Visit the blog "Perspective" at http://Allans-Perspective.blogspot.com



Anonymous Michelle K said...

"If the wife comes through as being too strong and too intelligent it makes the husband look like a wimp"- Richard Nixon Aug 1991 to the New York Times, discussing Hillary Clinton. He further added that voters tended to agree with Cardinal de Richelieu's comment that "Intellect in a woman is unbecoming."

Beliefs such as this are still alive and roaring today.

Friday, May 02, 2008 4:07:00 p.m.  
Anonymous Janet H said...

As I was reading this, I was thinking that it sounded like our home ec book from the 60's! They actually taught that crap back then. And some people actually did it. I knew one woman whose husband was a minister. Before he went to work in the mornings, he stuck crumpled Kleenexes under various pieces of furniture and checked when he got home to see if his wife got rid of them when she vacuumed. If the Kleenexes were still there, he assumed she didn't vacuum thoroughly. She caught on to him and just went around picking up the Kleenexes. This couple lived in our subdivision. If my husband did that, he would probably be wearing the vacuum around his neck! And he'd be doing all the future vacuuming himself!

Friday, May 02, 2008 10:18:00 p.m.  

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