I came across this article from a 1955 Good Housekeeping magazine that I was shocked to see for myself.
The thing is that many of the things on the list would not be so offensive if they didn’t add some of the sexist and archaic comments for each thing listed.
I don’t see any problem with a Good Housekeeping article suggesting ways for a wife to create a home filled with love and good feelings. Create a place that your husband would want to come home to each day each day does not seem like a huge deal to me.
If you follow my blog you know I am big on creating a homemade dinner each night when possible. And it is true that I have been known to stop a few minutes before my husband gets home to check my hair or makeup because I still want to catch his eye. Truth is some days I get busy doing other things and forget to brush my hair, there I admit it 😉
But I do these things because I love my husband and my family and not out of a sense of duty.
These statements are leaving me feeling SO glad that I get to be a homemaker in 2013, where it is perfectly fine not to be perfect!!
- Remember his topics of conversation are more important than yours.
- Never complain if he comes home late or goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you.
- Don’t complain if he’s home late for dinner or even if he stays out all night!
- Don’t ask him questions about his actions or question his judgement.
- You have no right to question him.
I am curious to hear your thoughts on this?