I HATE ironing. I HATE ironing with a passion, but……………………..
MadDad empties the bins, puts the washing on, mows the lawn and in exchange I do the ironing. This is our agreement, always has been and I think I got a pretty good deal all in all.
Each week I ironing his 5 work shirts and the boys school shirts. That is 15 shirts a week.
My mum also used to hate ironing and it was a job that she delegated pretty early on in my life. I remember her sewing my clothes and me ironing them. I remember her teaching me to iron, but I can not remember how old I was. She would let me lose on the tea towels and the bedding first. Then we moved on to t shirts, until I was finally left to iron everything. She showed me how to iron a shirt correctly and taught me all the terminology, the collar the cuffs, the yoke etc!
Last week I went to Tefal as I am part of their innovation panel and was introduced to the Tefal Pro Express Turbo. Now this is not an iron, no this is a steam generator and wow it is amazing, however, at £300 it really did need to be!
Normally on a Sunday I do my ironing whilst watching One Born Every Minute on catch up. But alas the series had ended, so I decided to watch Paul Hollywood instead and you know what I managed to get the ironing done in that time. Now those of you in the know, will understand this statement, but for the uninitiated OBEM is an hour long, whereas Paul Hollywood’s Bread is only 30 minutes long. So I managed to halve my ironing time. Which delighted me. OK this week wasn’t the week that I do our bedding, which is super kingsize and yes before you ask I ironing my own bedding because I love getting in to clean laundered and ironed sheets, but still it was a lot faster than usual.
The Tefal Pr Express has lots of positives, you can fill it up at the tap, large water tank, anti calc spoon for hard water areas, safety catch (so you can store the hot iron) and an auto off facility too. I do, however, need to get a new ironing board with somewhere to put the steam generator.
The thing that got me thinking about how old I was when I learned to iron was the fact the iron is a lot lighter than a traditional steam iron as it doesn’t have to have a tank to hold the water.
So when is the right time to teach my boys how to iron? When did you teach your children?