|This page is dedicated to our most revered role
model, June Cleaver, who provided a nurturing atmosphere for Ward,
Wally, and the Beaver. Her
meals were interesting and balanced; her home immaculate; her dress
starched and well-pressed; her pearls tasteful.
On more than one occasion, she assisted Ward with identifying
effective childrearing strategies:
“Ward, I think you were a little rough on the Beaver last
night.” But June’s
most admirable trait was her unfailing ability to feign interest in
the boys’ banal, self-serving crises, and all the while maintaining genteel
composure. For this, we
June has a chat with the Beaver
It's easy to be just like June
Cleaver! Follow these simple steps:
- Don your prettiest dress every
morning (appropriate foundation garments help to maintain a smooth
- Wear your most expensive pearls.
- Get up early
and make sure the coffee is ready for your husband - you KNOW he
hates to wait!
- Prepare an elaborate
and hearty breakfast and call the family to the table. Serve
the family before serving yourself - first things first!
- After breakfast, make sure the kitchen is spotless and
- Vacuum and dust
daily - keep that house ship-shape.
- Be at the door to greet the kids when they arrive home
from school - make sure to have cold milk and fresh, hot cookies
- Prepare and
serve a well-balanced, tasty dinner. Store-bought
dessert? What were you thinking???
- Ask your
husband about his day. Offer support. NEVER tell him
he's a jerk!
- Be cheerful
when you transport the kids to their various activities. Their schedules are so important! Help them
with their homework. Be cheerful - never surly.
- After everyone
is in bed, feel free to slip into more comfortable clothes.
- Take off the
pearls - you've got 6 whole hours to be yourself!
- If your dress isn't starched, it won't look as pretty.
- Use real butter in the cookies. If you don't,
won't taste as good.
- Make sure the kids don't drink
milk straight out
of the bottle!
- Seasonal aprons
lend SUCH a festive touch...