'Speak In A Soothing Voice' - This Old Home Ec Book Has The Cringiest Tips For Women

'Speak In A Soothing Voice' - This Old Home Ec Book Has The Cringiest Tips For Women

Pic: Bree Van De Kamp would have been proud 

Last year, the Internet erupted when an old Home Economics book from the 1950s surfaced. Extracts from the book included tips for married women on how to treat their men. While many people were shocked, others thought it was hilarious. We've rediscovered it and if you have yet to be acquainted with it, we've rounded up a few of the mad tips they had for ladies back in the day.

1. Get the dinner on

The extract says:

Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a delicious meal on time. 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 prospects of a good meal are part of the warm welcome needed.

Women were also advised to be refreshed for their hubbies when they got home. 

2. Look good while you're doing it


Just because you've nabbed a husband doesn't mean you can let yourself go woman!

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 gay and a little more interesting. His boring day may need a lift.

3. Minimise all noise

It doesn't matter if you've been cleaning all day, turn the hoover and washing machine OFF. The book also reads: 'Run a dust cloth over the tables. Your husband will feel he has reached a haven of rest and order, and it will give you a lift too.

4. Don't moan

Never bother your man with 'problems or complaints' - especially if they're late back for the dinner. The book points out that your stresses are 'minor compared with what he might have gone through that day.'


5. Because his comfort is paramount

Have a 'cool or warm drink ready' for the husband when he gets home and let him 'lean back in a comfortable chair and allow him to relax.' Wives were also advised to 'speak in a low, soft, soothing and pleasant voice' and 'try to understand his need to come home and relax.'

The book also said that women should 'let him talk first'and it was important to 'make the evening his.'

You can read the full extract below:

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Also Read: The 11 Irish Childhood Games That Traumatised Us All 

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