How to be a good wife:
Offer to make homemade soup for your sick husband.
How to be a
good disappointed wife:
Miscalculate simmering time and have that soup finally ready exactly one hour after your sick husband goes to bed.
Look, Mom! Bean soup!
(Don't worry. I fed him canned chicken noodle soup with bread and butter. I wouldn't starve the poor guy just because I failed to read.)
So now this '50s housewife in training is waiting for the soup to cool so she can put it away for tomorrow....
A for effort, right? Sigh.