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Source:1950 Home Economics Book





1-Get your work done: Plan your tasks with an eye on the clock. Finish or interrupt then an hour before he is expected. Your anguished cry of, “ Are you home already?” is not exactly a warm welcome.


2-Have dinner ready: Plan ahead, even the night before to have a delicious meal – on time. This is a way of making 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.


3-Prepare yourself: Take 15 minutes to rest so you will be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your makeup, put a ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking. He has just been with a lot of work weary people. Be gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a little lift.


4-Clear away the clutter: Make one last trip through the male 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’s reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift, too.


5-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 their part.


6-Minimise all noise: At the time of his arrival, eliminate the noise of the washer, dryer, dishwasher or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.


7-Be happy to see him: Greet him with a warm smile and act glad to see him.


8-Some don’ts: Don’t greet him with problems and complaints. Don’t complain if he’s late for dinner. Count his as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.


9-Make him comfortable: Have him lean back into a comfortable char or suggest he lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink ready for him. Arrange his pillow 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.


10-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.


11-Make the evening his: Never complain is he does not take you out to dinner or to other places of entertainment. Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure, his need to be home and relax.


12-The goal: Try to make your home a place of peace and order where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.




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