Found 14th Apr 2008
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. 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.

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sound advice :-)

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Bit of reality now I think !
Sorry guys

Now for the 'reality' version

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 ****** 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 garage.

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 fixed.

10. The Goal: To try to keep things amicable without reminding him
that you make more money than he does.

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The first version was from a 1950's Home Economics textbook intended for
the High School girls, teaching how to prepare for married life.


HOW THINGS HAVE CHANGED

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fugjostle;1889287

sound advice :-)



Couldn't of said it better, what more could a man want?

ha ha

How times have changed because its me who has to: bath/feed/clean the kids, run about in the car for shopping/kids/pick her up from work/tampax (thats right she makes me go to the shops for those pad thingys!), clean the house (i hoover up once a day)/ wash up (which is about 6 times a day) and last but not least make tea!

She moans that im not affectionate enough...oh and after all that i go to work.......

Original Poster

aphex187;1889325

How times have changed because its me who has to: bath/feed/clean the … How times have changed because its me who has to: bath/feed/clean the kids, run about in the car for shopping/kids/pick her up from work/tampax (thats right she makes me go to the shops for those pad thingys!), clean the house (i hoover up once a day)/ wash up (which is about 6 times a day) and last but not least make tea!She moans that im not affectionate enough...oh and after all that i go to work.......



It sounds as if you're getting there, have you got a twin brother ?

How times have changed because its me who has to: bath/feed/clean the … How times have changed because its me who has to: bath/feed/clean the kids, run about in the car for shopping/kids/pick her up from work/tampax (thats right she makes me go to the shops for those pad thingys!), clean the house (i hoover up once a day)/ wash up (which is about 6 times a day) and last but not least make tea!She moans that im not affectionate enough...oh and after all that i go to work.......



you haven't got time to be here to moan about it get on with it! lol

dmissy13;1889431

you haven't got time to be here to moan about it get on with it! lol


:giggle:

Hehe bloody women ;P

My OH would be homeless if he expected just ONE of those!:whistling:

aphex187;1889325

How times have changed because its me who has to: bath/feed/clean the … How times have changed because its me who has to: bath/feed/clean the kids, run about in the car for shopping/kids/pick her up from work/tampax (thats right she makes me go to the shops for those pad thingys!), clean the house (i hoover up once a day)/ wash up (which is about 6 times a day) and last but not least make tea!She moans that im not affectionate enough...oh and after all that i go to work.......



Did you give the book back to your sister in the end or do you still have it :whistling:
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