The Good Husbands Guide

A few years back a viral email did the rounds, showing an extract of a 1950s Home Economics Textbook, entitled the ‘Good Wives Guide’. It was also published in the magazine “Housekeeping Monthly’ I recently studied the text foir English Language, and was asked to write the male version.

So here it is, my ‘Good Husbands Guide’.

It is advisable to arrive home in time for dinner. Arriving late may result in receiving a luke-warm plate of food, as well as many scolding-looks from your wife.

Remember, your wife has been at home all day looking after your children, she won’t understand the stresses and strains of working life. Try not to bore her with the ins and outs of your career, but gently remind her which of you has had a hard working day.

After eating your dinner, remember to compliment your wife and thank her for cooking it. Women respond well to praise, and this will ensure subsequent dinners are just as enjoyable.

As the master of the household, it is your job to encourage your wife as she manages your home. Once you have eaten your dinner, be sure to suggest areas of the house that need further cleaning. This will make sure she has work to do the next day when you are toiling at work.

As a good husband, and a devoted father, you must help your wife to raise your children. Tell your wife when must be put to bed, washed and when they need to be kept quiet. Its perfectly understandable that you will be tired after your long day, and a home with noisy children is unacceptable.

It is probably best that you help your children with all mathematics, geography and history homework from school. Women are notorious for misunderstanding facts and mathematics. Therefore, for your benefit of your child’s education, please help them with their homework.

Both your wife and children benefit from structure and discipline. You are the master of the household – be strict, let them know what you want and what you expect from your family. 

It is advisable to arrive home in time for dinner. Arriving late may result in receiving a luke-warm plate of food, as well as many scolding-looks from your wife.

Remember, your wife has been at home all day looking after your children, she won’t understand the stresses and strains of working life. Try not to bore her with the ins and outs of your career, but gently remind her which of you has had a hard working day.

After eating your dinner, remember to compliment your wife and thank her for cooking it. Women respond well to praise, and this will ensure subsequent dinners are just as enjoyable.

As the master of the household, it is your job to encourage your wife as she manages your home. Once you have eaten your dinner, be sure to suggest areas of the house that need further cleaning. This will make sure she has work to do the next day when you are toiling at work.

As a good husband, and a devoted father, you must help your wife to raise your children. Tell your wife when must be put to bed, washed and when they need to be kept quiet. Its perfectly understandable that you will be tired after your long day, and a home with noisy children is unacceptable.

It is probably best that you help your children with all mathematics, geography and history homework from school. Women are notorious for misunderstanding facts and mathematics. Therefore, for the benefit of your child’s education, please help them with their homework.

Both your wife and children benefit from structure and discipline. You are the master of the household – be strict, let them know what you want and what you expect from your family.

 

Find this too chauvinistic? You should read the ‘Good Wives Guide’, and bear in mind it was written by a woman!  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Goodwifeguide.jpg

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