I’m a Failure???

A few weeks ago I found a new (to me) blog while I was chatting over at The Mom Blogs.  So, while I was visiting this new (to me) blog Outnumbered 2 to 1, I saw this fabulous marital rating scale from 1939.  Oh how it made me laugh.  And what kind of bloggy friend would I be if I didn’t share a good laugh with you.

Basically what you do is read the checklist and give yourself demerits and merits- add it all up and see if you are a good wife.  The entire chart is not actually here because it was quite long, but I think you can get the basic idea of what kind of wife you are with this first page.

So, how did I do?

I received demerits in these categories:

1. Slow in coming to bed- delays till husband is almost asleep.  I am always asleep well before Rich is.  

3.  Fails to sew on buttons or darn socks regularly.  I can’t even remember the last time I sewed a button on and I have certainly never darned a sock.

4. Wears soiled or ragged dresses and aprons around the house.  Well, technically I’ve never worn an apron and I don’t usually wear a dress.  But, what about ragged sweats and a t-shirt.  Does that count?

7.  Seams in hose often crooked.  I suppose that fact that I do not wear hose would earn me extra demerits.

9.  Puts her cold feet on husband at night to warm them.  Always!

10.  Is a back seat driver.  Not really.  But that is because I sit in the front, not the back.  And I hang on to the door for dear life while slamming on my imaginary break.

And I received merits in these categories:

3.  Can carry on interesting conversations.  At least I think it’s interesting when I share the latest information I have found on my friends blogs.

5. Dresses for breakfast.  Okay, I didn’t receive a merit here, I just think it’s hilarious.  I guess if you count my sweats and t-shirt as clothes then I am dressed for breakfast.

7. Personally puts children to bed.  Yes, I do this!  Woo Hoo!  A real merit for me.

9.  Asks husbands opinions regarding important decisions and purchases.  I repeatedly ask until he can’t take my harassment anymore and he agrees with me.

10.  Good sense of humor- jolly and gay.  I think I’m pretty jolly and gay ;)

11.  Religious- sends children to church or Sunday school and goes herself. We go every week.

12.  Lets husband sleep late on Sundays and holidays.  Ummmm, no.  How would we get to church on time if I let him sleep in??? 

So, I’m pretty sure I fall into the very poor/failure category.  How about you?

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7 comments on “I’m a Failure???

  1. Let’s just say- thank goodness times have changed.

  2. Comedy Plus on said:

    Well, I’m 56 and I find this a bit dated. Just saying. You know the typical giving wife and the not so giving husband. Appears to be all about the man. So, I’d flunk. Have a great day and weekend. :)

  3. Andrea on said:

    haha…that is so funny. :) I think I’ve got about as many merits as you do…not tooooo many! hehe. :)

  4. Tammy on said:

    I am so glad things have changed. I would have been looked upon very badly in the era.

  5. Colleen on said:

    This is very funny…where is the rating scale for husbands though?

  6. debi b on said:

    OH! How fun! And strange as apparently I have more merits than demerits???? What the??? I always thought I was a fairly modern wife & mommy! Apparently not!
    YIKES! :) Debi

  7. Jerri on said:

    well, i know quite a few people who’d hate this list, but I found it quite enjoyable, being an old fashioned girl myself. (though i’ve never darned a sock, i must say) And like you, I didn’t quite get the part about letting the man sleep late on Sunday (right after the church requirement). But then again, in 1939, people got up before dawn on weekdays to work, so I guess what we think of as “early” on Sunday would have been late to them.

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