Previously published in Examiner
Part 3 of the sitcom series
How to be a good housewife taken from the classic high school home economics textbook in the 1950’s; American, Canadian, and Montreal women were all taught the same social philosophy.
Keep the noise in the house down to a minimal. Your husband will not want to hear the noise of the washer or the vacuum cleaning when he arrives. Show that you are happy to see your man. Smile and let him know you are happy he is home.
Note: Eliminate all noise? Is he walking into a real home or a mausoleum?
Now that we have gotten to all the good things to do, it is time to take a look at all the wrong things to do.
Don’t complain, don’t tell him about your day, don’t whine, or talk about the kids,.Great him with a smile, kiss him and speak in a low voice. Make him comfortable. You should have a refreshment waiting for him, let him relax in his favorite chair, bring him his slippers, or let him lay down to rest awhile, and fluff up his pillows for him. Whatever your issues are, remember they are never as grueling as the issues he had to face at work.
Note: You know the Hollywood made a movie about this. It was called the Stepford Wives and it aired in 1975 and then again a remake was made in 2004. It was about the perfect woman and wife according to the male ego. In my opinion they were a bunch of robots (figure of speech) impersonating real women in the role of housewives. These women may have been every man’s dream but gosh what a life.
Listen to what he has to say, you may have many things to tell him, but let him talk first and get off his chest whatever he has to say.
Note: What if he is not a talker when does the woman get a chance to talk?
Montreal women were expected to be not much more than servants living in their husband’s home.
To be continued