Tuesday, March 27, 2012

the good wife guide

i love reading other bloggers thoughts and
funny findings on their bloggy
& i just recently came across one of my followers newest post

"the good wife guide-not in this lifetime"

it has to be the most interesting post i have read in a while!
so of course, i just have to share:

she told in her post how her former teacher in college
shared with her class an old book from the 1950's that listed a guide
on how to be an acceptable wife
it actually made me giggle seeing how the world's expectations of the role of the wife
during that time have
changed so much since then

do you have what it takes
to be a june cleaver wife?

1.  Prepare yourself.  Take 15 minutes to rest so that 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.

mr. smith will not come home to a wife with a ribbon in her hair
he would most likely laugh at me and insist i toss the ribbon too
but maybe that would do for the
"be a little more interesting" part

2. Make him comfortable.  Have him lean back into a comfortable
chair or suggest he lie down in the bedroom.  Have a cool or
warm drink ready for him.  Arrange his pillows and offer to
massage his neck and shoulders and take off his shoes.
Speak in a soft, soothing, pleasant voice.  Allow him to
relax - to unwind.

i don't mind at all giving garrett a head scratch or even a back massage
but take off his shoes???
we better not let mr. garrett smith catch a whiff of this list
he may get some ideas

3. Make everything his.  Never complain if he does not take you
out to dinner or other places of entertainment.  Instead try
to understand his world of strain and pressure, his need to
be home and

im pretty sure we won't be eating "high on the hog" once we are married
but a bowl of yummy mac and cheese every now and then is something i just cannot do without!

4. 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 of him and are concerned for his
needs.  Most men are hungry when they come home and the
prospects of a good meal are part of the warm welcome needed.

now this is, i admit, a lovely one. this one actually makes sense.
i would plan a meal for garrett
but only because he is so good to me
and he deserves it
if he comes home with a nasty attitude
he will eat dog food
: )


so i hope you enjoyed this sillyness as much as i have
it really makes you wonder how many june cleaver's from that time would gasp in unbelief
of todays women?

i do plan to be the best wife i can possibly be to garrett
but a june cleaver i will not be!
my wifey ways will just have to do


The Hites said...

I thought this was funny. Is it bad that I am almost completely opposite of what this list recommends besides the dinner part? Oh well Zach still loves me.

callie said...

no i don't think so! i think as long as you (both) take care of each other in your own little ways that is all that really matters!