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A little 1950's Home Economics

Posted by on Feb. 18, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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Home Economics For Women In The 1950's

July 31st 2007 00:40
From a 1950's high school home economics textbook, teaching girls how to prepare for married life.

1950 housewife
1. 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 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 gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a lift.


3. Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives, gathering up school books, toys, paper, 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.


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. Minimize the noise: At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise of washer, dryer, dishwasher or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.
Be happy to see him. Greet him with a warm smile and be glad to see him.


6. Things to avoid: Don't greet him with problems or complaints. Don't complain if he's late for dinner.
Count this as minor compared with what he might have gone through that day.


7. Make him comfortable: 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.
Speak in a low, soft, soothing and pleasant voice. Allow him to relax and unwind.


8. Listen to him: You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first.

9. Make the evening his: Never complain if he does not take you out to dinner or to other places of entertainment; instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure, his need to be home and relax.

10. The goal: Try to make your home a place of peace and order where your husband can relax.


HERE is where i got this


by on Feb. 18, 2011 at 2:14 PM
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Homeschoolmom99
by on Feb. 18, 2011 at 2:16 PM

 HAHAH! If I did any of that DH would have me on a 51/50 psych hold in a hot minute!

jrsmom333
by on Feb. 18, 2011 at 2:17 PM
Lol..thats so funny!
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mommas3cubs
by on Feb. 18, 2011 at 2:20 PM

This topic never ends well. Anyway. I do a lot of those things. I do not think it is funny, I think it is great. especially if you are a sahm. It does not take long to do those things. One thing I will not do though is touch his feet. Have you ever seen/smelled a mailmans feet after walking all day? PEEEWW!


ShannaBee
by on Feb. 18, 2011 at 3:01 PM
A man's perfect world right there, lol! I bet the person writing the article was a man.
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NevadaSky
by on Feb. 18, 2011 at 6:31 PM


Quoting mommas3cubs:

This topic never ends well. Anyway. I do most of these things. I do not think it is funny, I think it is great. especially if you are a sahm. It does not take long to do them!!!!!


caroline247
by on Feb. 18, 2011 at 7:09 PM

I actually believe in this article but ITS SOOOO HARD TO DO IT :( wish life was a slow as it was in the 50s ...

AutymsMommy
by Member on Feb. 18, 2011 at 7:11 PM

I see nothing wrong with any of the things listed.

I am a Private School sending, Vaccinating, Non spanking, Nightmare Cuddling, Dessert Giving, Homework Helping, Bedtime Kissing, Book Reading, Academic pushing Mother. I believe in the benefit of organized after school activities. I believe in spoiling my children. I believe that I have seen the village and I do not want it raising my child - I will do that, Thank You. I believe that a woman's place is in the home taking care of her house, children and husband. My husband is head of my home. I am a proud Roman Catholic, as is my husband.             Aimee




 

brieri
by on Feb. 18, 2011 at 7:23 PM

 whats the decade for  2000 article say? 

Isabellas_Mom
by on Feb. 18, 2011 at 7:55 PM
What does the 'Man's' article look like?
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Hottmomma607
by Trica on Feb. 18, 2011 at 8:21 PM

I read this before its cute!!




"Why does a woman work ten years to change a man`s habits and then complain that he`s not the man she married?"

Barbara Streisand


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