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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:11 pm 
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I had 14?shirts to iron the other day - it took less than 30 minutes. You don’t have to iron non iron every time - to be honest by the time they get to school, would anyone notice? It’s not really a biggie!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:42 pm 
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I don't iron and DD managed for 5 years in Tesco ones. If they had been terrible then either DH or DD would have done something but they never did. By the time a backpack has been worn for the 25 min walk to school then there would be new creases anyway.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:27 pm 
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At what age do we think DC's should be responsible for doing their own ironing?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:32 pm 
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in this house - at the point where they care about creases :lol:
DD knows I won't be ironing it so it is either ask Dad or do it herself.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:36 pm 
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Surferfish wrote:
At what age do we think DC's should be responsible for doing their own ironing?


Once they have left home. I can't take the stress of worrying that the house will have burned down while I'm out :lol:. Although the invention of the 'auto off' iron goes a long way towards soothing my nerves, even if our new one has a very annoy beep. Seriously, I don't need to know when you are shutting yourself off, just to be confident that you will have done so if I go off to make a cup of coffee and somewhere in the process remember that the bins need doing or the dinner needs getting on with.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:44 pm 
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Reading Mum wrote:
in this house - at the point where they care about creases :lol:
DD knows I won't be ironing it so it is either ask Dad or do it herself.


I don’t iron either. I try and wear tops and trousers that dont need it. DH irons his own shirts and trousers, any shirts of mine that might need it and did iron DDs school shirts. Now she doesn’t wear school uniform, there’s much less. I don’t think she cares anyway and doubt but she would iron most things through choice. Most of her clothes don’t need it.

I believe she does know how to use an iron, but yet to see evidence. To be fair, she does a lot of stuff for herself (and for us) around the house.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:48 pm 
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Yes, agree that letting them loose with the iron may be more hassle than its worth!

More generally though at what age does a scruffy DC stop reflecting badly on their parents and start just reflecting badly on themselves?


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:55 pm 
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Surferfish wrote:
Yes, agree that letting them loose with the iron may be more hassle than its worth!

More generally though at what age does a scruffy DC stop reflecting badly on their parents and start just reflecting badly on themselves?


Once most of the people they see have no clue who their parents are probably.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:28 pm 
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Surferfish wrote:
Yes, agree that letting them loose with the iron may be more hassle than its worth!

More generally though at what age does a scruffy DC stop reflecting badly on their parents and start just reflecting badly on themselves?


My problem is one of my DS and my DH can go into a changing room, try something on, come out to show me and still look scruffy. As soon as either of them move their shirttails hang out I must sound like a parrot "tuck yourself in, tuck yourself in" :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:47 pm 
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An ex boyfriend of mine was like that. Could make the smartest of clothes look scruffy.


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