Monday, October 02, 2006

You have now entered the twilight zone. Please apply steam and press lightly.

After noticing the undeniable difference between Julia's washed-and-worn pinnies and the neatly pressed ones on her classmates, I have just bowed to the pressures of conformity and spent an inordinately long period of time ironing my daughter's school uniforms.

Ironing, yes. Me.

Grey flannel pleated pinafores. Yes, I said pleated.

No, as a matter of fact, I don't iron. How ever did you guess? (Something tells me, the teachers will be able to guess as well.)

This private school thing just gets more and more surreal...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry. So, so sorry.

Can I send you some bon bons?


10:28 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

I don't iron, either, preferring instead the "I just sat on an airplane for 12 hours" look.

And pleats? Oh my word.

Good luck...

12:36 AM  
Blogger Liesl said...

Pleats? Ironed? Have you a dry cleaner handy?

My heavens. What C said - I'm sorry.

1:12 AM  
Blogger Rosemary said...

I always particularly resented the pleats. As if the uniforms weren't fugly enough... I, also, was sensitive to how clean and pressed the other kids looked. As much as I was juggling, I would *try* to iron the kilts. But noooo. Kids weren't having any of that. 2 minutes before running for the bus, the kilts would come out from backpacks where they had been rolled up in a ball for the past 16 hours. Oh, and the safety pins holding the kilts together...? Please let me go die in shame from the memory.

2:05 AM  
Blogger Steph said...

Ugh, so, so sorry. I second what Liesl said about a dry cleaner :) I so do not iron.

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Genevieve said...

I do not iron.

For Hanukkah, my husband bought me a clothes steamer. (He asked first, since it was an odd present. I said I never would've thought of it, but yes, I'd love one. He knew I hated ironing.)

I can't tell you how much I love having this. I never iron, but I can fix my wrinkled clothes without using the not terribly effective toss-in-a-dryer-with-something-damp trick.

This isn't a little hand-held steamer. It's a big, freestanding thingamajig. Take a look and see if you could use one.

4:02 AM  
Anonymous Genevieve said...

I think the steamer we have may be this one:

4:04 AM  

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