Domina Livia’s Saturnalia Hints for Young Matrons VIII

A wise matron’s advice and guidance on how to survive the five day season of Saturnalia with domestic joy and harmony…

A Drunken Spouse

At least once during the ‘festivities’ your new husband is going to get as drunk as a sailor. With only average luck he will fall into a coma before reaching the marital bed and will lay in a corner somewhere twitching.

The law of averages dictates that he will only vomit if he actually makes it to bed. If you have any sense at all you will of course have decamped to the couch. Vomit in the hair is deeply unpleasant.

When he awakes, feeling a little the worse for his potations Do Not Shout. Instead smile tenderly and hand him a cup of spiced tea – liberally laced with the laxative of your choice.

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