I am the luckiest man alive. My wife is the best wife that there ever could be (and she is probably thinking I am not being serious, but I am). Check out her BLOG at http://momzoo.blogspot.com/ (after you read this of course).
- Drying clothes on a clothes line to save electricity and money.
- Planting a garden to save money and eat healthier food.
- She is trying to wear skirts more often.
- She will do everything in her power to be a stay at home Mom.
- She has 5 children and would LOVE to have more.
- She fixes home cooked, un pre-packaged meals. (I am currently eating left over sweet and sour chicken, with rice)
I once read an article about a 1950 Home Economics book that had a section about How to Look After Your Husband. I looked for a copy on the Internet and this is what I found. (This is a genuine extract from a 1950 Home Economics Book)
- 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 his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospects of a good warm meal are part of a warm welcome needed.
- 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 more interesting. His boring day may need a lift.
- Clear away the clutter, make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives, gathering up any school books, toys etc. Then run the duster over the tables. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order and it will give a lift too.
- 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.
- 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.
- Some don’ts. Don’t greet him with complaints or problems. Don’t complain if he is late for dinner. Count this as minor compared to what he may have gone through that day.
- Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or suggest he lay down in the bedroom. Have a cooling drink ready for him. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak to him in a low, soft voice. Allow him to relax and unwind.
- Listen to him. You may have a dozen things to tell him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him speak first.
- 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 and pressure, his need to be home and relaxed.
A lot of people would say that these are OLD FASHIONED, but these are all things that MomZoo tries to do each night for when I come home. (There was a place in time where MomZoo and I worked at the same company, and we both reported to the VP of Finance. And I remember this being passed around by the female VP of Finance and her making fun of it.) This article was even sent around the Internet for a while about how stupid people use to be in the 1950’s. But, there is one major observation I would like to make. All of these items are selfless. And if you read what the scriptures tell us, that our main goal is to eliminate pride (the greatest downfall of every society), and to server others.
I just want everyone to know that Momzoo is doing a great job at both of these tasks. She is trying to eliminate pride for worldly items (having pride in a good days work, and a job well done is not what I am talking about), and she spends her entire day taking care of our children and her husband when he gets home. Sometimes I don’t feel like I deserver such a loving caring person as my wife.
THANKS MOMZOO… I don’t know how I would ever be able to be what I am without you helping me behind the scenes.
BTW, she makes some REALLY GOOD sweet and sour chicken.
(Here is a site that has the 1950’s version and then a 1990’s version) It is truely sad to see how the 1900’s version is now standard. Which do you think is the best?