Does anyone iron anymore? Do you? Or did you never iron in the first place? My mother in law used to iron everything. From towels and sheets to all five of her kids clothes! Table cloths and hankies and all her little doily thingys. She washed on Mondays and ironed on Tuesdays. Just like clockwork. If you forgot what day it was, you could guess it by what she was doing. She had all her chores down to a science. She even wore aprons to match her clothes. AND, yup, they were ironed too!
I used to iron too. I spent hours a week doing it and I really have to admit that I enjoyed it. I would stand and watch my soap opera’s and iron away to my hearts content. It was very relaxing to me. I know most people my age didn’t iron but since I enjoyed it, what the heck?
My kids used to like their clothes ironed too. Jason used to even tell me “how” he liked his jeans ironed and if I did one of his polo shirts “wrong,” I’d be sure to hear about it! Toby didn’t really care one way or the other about his clothes but he used the ironed a lot himself! He ironed his money and his ski’s. After the ski’s, I had to get a new iron. The wax never did come off that iron!
Why did they iron back then? Was it that they had more time? Was it because clothes were made of different things and needed to be ironed? I never even thought about it, I just did it. Can you even imagine that I used to iron a darned hankie? Something that someone blew their nose in, I spent time ironing????? Eeewwww….Grosses me out now!
My husband said something to me last week about one of his shirts. He said it would be nice if the collar laid down. I looked at him like he had three heads and he didn’t say anything more. I would hate to iron now. I’ve just really gotten out of the habit and really only iron now if we have a wedding or funeral.
What about you? Did your moms iron? Do you? What?