Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Actually, I am a Very Superior wife in any decade!


As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Superior

Take the test!

Sara over at Much Ado About Something posted the above test on her blog.

After seeing her results I knew I wanted to take the test too.

As a Home Economist, I felt duty bound to not only take the test but to ace the homemaking part of it as well.

As a wife of 32 years, I was sure I could rock the wifey part too. Even though my speciality is being a 1910's wife. (See this post for inspiration about homemaking in that decade, just after the story about the raccoons. Having the Raccoons for dinner: all in a day's work for a Superior wife...)

And I'm a pretty good 1950's wife (Cocktails anyone? Jello mold?)

And of course I excelled at being a 1980's wife. Recession memories, pinching a dime, squeezing a nickle...ah, those were the days. Good practice for being a 2008 wife.

Well, I came close to getting an "A" on the test.

But what the heck, it is has been thirty two years since I graduated with a Home Ec. degree, and thirty one years of modern wifehood has made me a bit sloppy I guess.

(I'm sort of wondering about the pajamas vs. nightgown test question though. And also wonder how many people nowadays understand what "marital congress" means. Hint: You don't have to decide what side of the aisle you are on for voting purposes!)

Back to being a 2008 wife. Think green, recycle everything, think twice before running an errand in the SUV, and remember to think fiber when planning meals.


Vicki said...

I laughed when I came to the "marital congress" question! I was quite amazed that I managed to score a 73, but you excelled!

So, I've got a long list of errands to run today, all in my thirsty SUV. I've been planning my route so that I don't backtrack and still manage to hit the grocery last. After putting over 2300 miles on the SUV (I haven't added up the fuel cost yet) during the trip, I am determined to keep my driving to a minimum. My green grocery bags are already in the SUV and I'm getting ready to order my favorite oatmeal again (much better than the guy in the funny black hat).

Lovella said...

I'm running out the door for a date day .. so that probably makes me a good wife. . (I"ll take the test tomorrow to see the scientific results. .
Oh but of course you are a superior wife, and a happy one at that. .
It is amazing how the role continues to evolve . .

Sara said...

I had that same thought about the "marital congress" question; talk about an old-fashioned term!

I'll have to go see that 1910 article you linked....