Saturday, October 1, 2011

Saturday Shorts - Stepping Back in Time

This Saturday I am camping with the Girl Scouts probably freezing my patuckus off with the high in the fifties, I'm certainly not wearing shorts on this little trip.


Speaking of fifties, I recently came across this little gem that tells us how we should treat our man and our homes...it's from a little number called Housekeeping Monthly and they call it the "Good Wife's Guide"



To that and to those (like my husband) who might agree with that I say this:






Boy how times have changed huh?  Plan ahead? Prepare myself for 15 whole minutes so I look refreshed??
This makes me laugh - it's like Stepford Wives...where are my pearls?
What's it like at your house just before your husband gets home?





13 comments:

Fred Brooke said...

I loved this post! It is so retro and at the same time edgy, and all revolving around coffee. How do you do it? Thanks for the laughs ...

Aubrey Ortega said...

I read The Good Wife's Guide about a year ago on my sister's wall.. I thought she was serious!! Almost had a heart attack. Most ridiculous thing I have ever read in my lifetime. P.S. I'm drinking a big cup of coffee while I read this, and loving every minute of it. :)

MamaRiceCake said...

Well EVERYONE likes a snack when they get home from work right? Isn't that why we invented microwave burritos? ;)
I'm all for keeping clutter to a minimum... and personal hygiene is a good thing... but really?
I wanna know what's in the Good Husband's Guide!!! I mean BESIDES "bring home the bacon" and "expect nookie daily"....

coffeelovinmom said...

Thanks for stopping by Fred, I hope you will be back!

coffeelovinmom said...

Sometimes I think I belonged in another, older era - but definitely not the 50s, I could never pull it off! Come on by and enjoy a cup anytime Aubrey!

coffeelovinmom said...

We need to revamp this for sure - how can I be responsible for lifting up someone's day and who wears ribbons in their hair anymore? I'm not living up to my wifely duties, especially the nookie part!

Mommy's Paradise . said...

Ha ha, of course I'm doing none of those, I'm looking refreshed 24/7 and my kid never ever makes a mess. But I give my Hubs two things when he comes home and that is a kiss and a Coffee. Serious.

Mommy Twocents said...

OMG I totally threw up in my mouth reading all those bullet points.

1) Dinner's ready when I get it done. Bitch! There's a Jimmy Johns right down the road if you wanna eat freaky fast!

2) I was too busy wiping asses all day to take a 15 min power nap or put make up on. Fuck off! I've not even brushed my teeth yet!

3) So you want me to be more interesting by being gay?! Kiss my ass, that's what Skinamax is for...go knock your self out!

4) I'll do a quick run-though to tidy-up, but don't open that hall closet door!

Ya, pretty sure I wouldn't have made it as a Super Mom back in those day's either. Man, I really sound like an asshole wife, don't I?! HA!

Barbara said...

Hysterical! My husband is lucky if there is even food in the fridge when he gets home from work and if our son isn't screaming it's already a good night!

coffeelovinmom said...

What more could he ask for really?

coffeelovinmom said...

I'm wondering if they really did this in the 50s - nobody was the June Cleaver or Donna Reed right? Funny how the word gay was used for something different back then - I agree, my house creates the illusion of clean but do not dare open a closet unless you want stuff to bury you in your path...I am joining your asshole wife club!

coffeelovinmom said...

I can't tell you the last time I planned a meal either - I think he is disappointed I'm not more like this...at least there's always coffee!

Carri said...

Ha! I saw an ad from the 50s from Sears or someplace like that, and it had gift ideas for husbands to buy their wives for Christmas. Nothing says "I love you" like a brand new vacuum cleaner.

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