Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Tuesday is Ironing Day
And it reminded me of when I was little. My mom would iron in our basement. There was a TV involved then too. I had a small, orange, blow-up kitty couch that I would sit on as she would iron and we would watch All My Children (circa 1972) together. I haven't thought about that in a long time.
I wonder, how long will this tradition continue? I know I'm in the minority because I still iron. Clothes and clothes dryers are slowly pushing out the dreaded chore of ironing. Will tomorrow's children have any memories of their mothers (or fathers!) doing household chores like ironing or cooking? Or will they think back on happy memories of watching TV while their parents surf Facebook?
All I know is my daughter has asked for a play ironing board and iron and I'm happy to fill that request. In the name of nostalgia if nothing else.