- Women: Look, Listen and Take Heed
Tuesday November 8, 2005
- Women: Look, Listen and Take Heed.
Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a
delicious meal ready on time for his return. This is a way of letting
him know that you have been thinking about him and are concerned about
Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal
(especially his favorite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.
Prepare yourself: Take 15 minutes to rest so you'll 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 happier and a little more interesting for him. His boring day
may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it. Clear away
the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house
your husband arrives. Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper etc. and
then run a dust cloth over the tables.
Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and light a
fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has reached a
haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too. After all,
catering for his comfort will provide you with immense personal
Prepare the children, take a few minutes to wash their 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.
Minimise all noise. At the time of his arrival, eliminate all noise
from the washer, dryer, and vacuum. Try to encourage the children to
be quiet. Be happy to see him.
Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to see
him. Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell him,
but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk first -
REMEMBER, HIS TOPICS OF CONVERSATION ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOURS.
Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or goes out
to dinner or other places of entertainment without you. Instead try
to understand his world of strain and pressure, and his very real need
to be at home and relax.
Your goal. Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and
tranquility where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.
Don't greet him with complaints and problems. Don't complain if he's
late for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor
compared to what he might have gone through that day.
Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair or have
him 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
soothing and pleasant voice.
Don't ask him questions about his actions
or question his judgement or integrity, especially about
any fishing trips or future planned trips. Dont question his expenditures on any rod and reel or
equipment purchases. Speaking about the boat negatively is out of the question.
Remember, he is the master of the house and as such will always
exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness. You have no right to
A good wife always knows her place.