Saturday, March 22, 2008

Why I don't Iron

It is 10:30pm and I just finished ironing two dresses and a dress shirt for Easter morning. I have a two inch long blister on my forearm that stings like crazy. By the time my children get to church you will never know their clothes (or at least some of them) were ironed. Now I remember why I don't do this.

When I got out the iron, ironing board and starch I felt like such a good wife and mother. This is what a mom is supposed to do. She is supposed to iron her families' clothing so they look neat and presentable. I am not this mother. If it has to be ironed I don't buy it! If I do buy it then the cleaners iron it. If I forget until the last minute and don't have time to take it to the cleaners, I put it in the dryer with a damp hand towel to "steam" out the wrinkles. (If I had my dream steam dryer I wouldn't need a damp towel). I don't iron! It takes forever, it just gets wrinkled in five minutes and I always seem to burn myself!

But alas it was the night before Easter. And Rehm's choir is singing in church tomorrow. And the girls all have such adorable little dresses to wear. And I had already polished two pairs of shoes. So I will be the "good" mother and iron. And now I will be sporting a nice reminder of why this isn't a good idea for several weeks to come!

Did I mention that I don't polish shoes, either? But my adorable four year old informed my that her Sunday shoes needed to be polished so they would be nice and shiny for Easter morning. How do you say no to that? Then my wonderful husband saw me polishing her shoes and asked if I would do his. I told him no but then I felt like the "bad" wife. I mean how can I polish my kid's shoes and then tell him no? That didn't seem right. So I told him if he would bring them downstairs I would do them. Cause you know I might be willing to polish shoes but walking upstairs to get them is just asking too much.

Oh and the twins adorable little dresses were dug out of the hand-me-down box earlier today because I hadn't had time to shop for anything for them. Thus the need to iron them. And the cute matching shoes - also out of the hand-me-down box!

Somebody remind me next year that this ironing business is extremely overrated!


Sherri said...

That is so funny. That sounds like me. I don't iron either.I work with people that iron sheets? Whats up with that?

Keri said...

Well, Jenn if you just get rid of the iron and the board then you will never have this dilemna again. I send my ironing to my mom's house because she does a better job of it anyways. LOL!

Karen said...

Oh my gosh, you sound just like me! I will do just about anything to get out of ironing... dryer w/ damp towel, hang it in the bathroom while everyone showers, etc. Luckily dh irons and does it well. :)