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Gepubliceerd op 15 maart, 2018 door Danny Post


Zo word je een goede nederige huisvrouw

Vrouwen van nu weten niet meer hoe belangrijk het is om een vaardige poetskoningin te zijn. Deze achttien adviezen uit de Housekeeping Monthly van 13 mei 1955 kunnen hen weer op het juiste spoor zetten. Meiden, jullie zijn er om de man te dienen. Grapje!

1. 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 his needs. Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a good meal (especially his favourite dish) is part of the warm welcome needed.


Het wachten op zijn avondeten kan een man erg boos maken. En een lege koelkast ook.


2. 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.

3. Be a little gay and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a lift and one of your duties is to provide it.


Zorg dat je net als de vloer brandschoon en tot in de puntjes verzorgd bent. Van een slons houdt niemand.


4. Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part of the house just before your husband arrives.

5. Gather up schoolbooks, toys, paper etcetera and then run a dustcloth over the tables.


“Hallo lieverd, ik ben klaar voor jouw grootse entree. Alles is opgeruimd. Nee, een pak slaag is niet nodig.”


6. 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 satisfaction.

7. Prepare the children. Take a few minutes to wash the children’s 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 of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Try to encourage the children to be quiet.



Zuig en adem in stilte en let erop dat de kinderen fris ruiken. Papa’s oren en neus zijn hoogsensitief.


8. Be happy to see him.

9. Greet him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please him.


Geen lange gezichten. Begroet hem met een manisch blij hoofd.


10. 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.

11. 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.


“Hé wijffie, je zit vanavond alleen aan tafel. Ik wip even lekker langs bij mijn minnares.” “Okidoki!”


12. Your goal: Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order and tranquillity where your husband can renew himself in body and spirit.

13. Don’t greet him with complaints and problems.


Klaag niet over je bestaan als poetsslavin. Je vindt het juist uitdagend en dankbaar werk!


14. Don’t complain if he’s late home for dinner or even if he stays out all night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone through that day.

15. 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.


“Hoera, de grote baas is thuis! Hopelijk vindt hij dit lekker en stopt hij me niet voor straf in de wasmachine.”


16. Arrange his pillow and offer to take off his shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice.

17. Don’t ask him questions about his actions or question his judgement or integrity. 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 question him.


Verveel je man niet met je domme praatjes. Knok ook niet voor meer vrijheid. Je leeft voor hém.


18. A good wife always knows her place.


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