Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A Good Wife Always Knows Her Place



Being a semi-old-fashioned woman, I actually enjoy (and sorta) take to heart the "Good Wife's Guide". Laugh all you want, but I'm happily married so, you know, it must work.

Of course, I am not quite as perfect as the example, but hey -- it's nice to have a goal.

For example, typically I like to make sure that -- at minimum -- I'm out of my pajamas when Geoff gets home from work. I know he knows how hard I work during the day taking care of the baby, but I feel like the perception (if I'm still in pajamas) is that I've been slacking off watching tv and taking naps all day, so I like to make sure I look nice. I'll brush my hair, brush my teeth and try to look pleasant. Nothing wrong with that. I also try to make sure I'm not napping during the time I know he'll be home. It's just my own thing.

What I love is that when Geoff gets home, one of the first things he does is go upstairs and put on his pajamas/comfy clothes.

For some reason this makes me smile. I guess it's because I know he's tired of wearing "work clothes" and I guess -- in a way -- so am I, after a long day.

I also try and clear up the clutter. Or, at minimum, clean off the kitchen counters (which are the first thing you see when you come into the house) and make sure the path from the front door to his recliner is free and clear.

I also like to make sure we have something planned for dinner (which is my favorite part of any day, really) and to try and make sure the baby isn't crying -- either make sure she's asleep or content so he can enjoy her before she goes to sleep for the night.

My final act of "50s Housewifery" is to have a cocktail. One ready for him and one ready for myself.

You know, just in case things don't go as planned.

1 comment:

Geoff said...

I do love my PJs. This blog is great!

Your man.