You Have To Read The Whole Thing: The Following Is From A 1950's Home Economics Textbook Intended For The High School Girls, Teaching How To Prepare For Married Life.

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You have to read the whole thing:
The following is from a 1950's Home Economics textbook intended for the High
School girls, teaching how to prepare for married life.
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
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
6. Some DON'TS: 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 and 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.
Now the updated version for the '90s woman.
1. Have dinner ready: Make reservations ahead of time. If your day becomes
too hectic just leave him a voice mail message regarding where you'd like to
eat and at what time. This lets him know that your day has been crappy and
gives him an opportunity to change your mood.
2. Prepare yourself: A quick stop at the "LANCOME" counter on your way home
will do wonders for your outlook and will keep you from becoming irritated
every time he belches at the table. (Don't forget to use his credit card!)
3. Clear away the clutter: Call the housekeeper and let her know you'll need
her for an extra day this week. Tell her that any miscellaneous items left
on the floor by the children can be placed in the Goodwill box in the
4. Prepare the children: Drop them off at grandma's!
5. Minimize the noise: When he arrives at home remind him that the washer
and garbage disposal are still not working properly and the noise is driving
you crazy (but do this in a nice way and greet him with a warm smile...this
way he might fix it faster).
6. Some DON'TS: Don't greet him with problems and complaints. Let him speak
first, and then your complaints will get more attention and remain fresh in
his mind throughout dinner. Don't complain if he's late for dinner. Simply
remind him that the last one home does the cooking and the cleanup.
7. Make him comfortable: Remind him where he can find a warm fuzzy blanket
if he's cold. This will show you really care.
8. Listen to him: But don't ever let him get the last word.
9. Make the evening his: a chance to get the washer and garbage disposal
10. The Goal: To try to keep things amicable without reminding him that you
make more money than he does.