I just ordered an iron and ironing board and it really got me thinking. Sounds dull right?!
You see, I haven’t ironed in years. I just wash, hang up to dry and hope for the best. I have been known to pay local laundry services to do ironing, but they aren’t always reliable and it’s very expensive.
With it being summer, I don’t want to send the kids to school in less-than-perfect school uniform that isn’t hidden under a sweater and with the eldest starting high school in September there will be proper shirts to iron! Hubby’s t-shirts also look much better after a good iron.
So, I’ve taken the plunge and ordered! The kids probably won’t know what they are – isn’t that terrible!
Ironing isn’t the only ‘good housewife’ chore that doesn’t make an appearance in this house.
I don’t slave over the oven for hours or bake delicious cakes, like I’m sure a good housewife should. My husband jokes that my KitchenAid mixer is an expensive kitchen ornament, but he loves to cook, so the kitchen has become his domain. (He also loves cleaning bathrooms now and then, I consider myself to be very lucky!)
With 4 children to look after, there simply aren’t enough hours in the day. The washing machine is on several times a day every day. Today I’m on my 3rd load and it’s only lunch time. It’s never ending!
So a posh new iron and ironing board might help for a little while, but I’m sure the novelty will soon wear off.
Do you iron? Cook for hours? Is it just me that doesn’t?! Is this how things are now or am I a rubbish housewife?