Monday, July 14, 2008
Vintage Housewife Part One
I ran into this article while perusing the internet on subject of "how to treat your man". The tips come straight from a 1950 home economic book. There's a lot of tips so I'm going to take them day by day or so for awhile. I figure that I love kitchy, cool, vintage crap so much I might as well do a little research on how a vintage housewife lived (or was told/expected to live anyway)
Have 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 about him and are concerned about his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal is part of the warm welcome needed.
Take fifteen minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he arrives home. 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. His boring day may need a lift.
Clear away the clutter:
Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your man arrives, gathering up school books, toys, papers, etc. Then run a dust cloth over the tables. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order and it will give you a lift too.