I received an email from a friend of mine today, which contained this article from a 1950s Good Housekeeping magazine:
The email ended: Ok when you guys stop laughing long enough to pick yourself off the floor forward this to all the women you know so they can have a good laugh too.
Ha ha? There's quite a few good reminders to be gleaned from that cute little picture alone. Make the kids behave. Why? So you and your beloved can hear yourselves think. Have dinner prepared. Why? Because it's time to eat and it's your job. Look nice. Gulp. "Hey, Self! Just comb your hair, for crying out loud!"
My favorite bit from the text comes at the end: "A good wife knows her place." That's pretty wise; submit and be cherished. Magazine editors have come such a long way since then. It's so nice to be liberated from helpful advice and pleasant reminders and liberated to topics like, "How to wake up hot in the morning!" and "How to spend less by spending more!"
I'd love to say more about this very important topic, but I've got cookies to make.