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To add this to the bottom of a permission slip?

(69 Posts)
neverputasockinatoaster Thu 31-Jan-13 16:38:11

DS came home with a letter today informing me that his whole year group is going to a sporting event - indoor athletics sort of thing at the secondary school his school feeds into.

The letter gave all details and then included the immortal comment - please ensure all PE kit is freshly washed (no problem there) and ironed.....

AIBU to add - Sorry but I don't iron to the reply slip?

Disclaimer - I have no real intention to do it but DS's school is really pissing me off at the moment and I REALLY REALLY want to! Also they will be travelling on a bus in said PE kit so even if it was ironed before they arrived in school it will look all crumpled and lived in by the time they get to the event. [insert childish smiley]

neverputasockinatoaster Thu 31-Jan-13 17:04:16

Thanks all - I was feeling a bit seethy..... DS is being horribly bullied and school is being as useful as a mouldy lettuce so I felt their priorities were a bit off!

I am grinning now and feel better.

I will not write the note but neither will I iron the kit! It will get the usual post wash shake, be radiator smoothed and then folded..........

neverputasockinatoaster Thu 31-Jan-13 17:05:42

bedmonster that made me laugh! Then it made me cry as I remembered the pain of offering Hama beads as a Golden Time activiry and trying to iron 25 models in an hour........

cate16 Thu 31-Jan-13 17:08:25

Well you could just run the iron over it - you don't need to actually plug the thing in smile

MardyBraWouldDoEddieRedmayne Thu 31-Jan-13 17:10:45

In the time you've taken to compose and respond to this thread you could have ironed the blinking kit.

Just saying. wink

VenusRising Thu 31-Jan-13 17:11:03

Wow, sounds like the teacher / admin person who wrote the note is seriously underemployed if they have spare time to even think about ironing!

I'm also a clothes scruncher in the shops Writehand: if it creases, it's out!

I also can't be faffed with dry clean: everything gets washed at 30 degrees, shaken and hung on hangars to dry, or 60 if its sheets and towels, and air dried.

OP would your DS ever know you didn't, you could just leave the iron out? If you have one / can find itTf,fgfffffffgvv oops ... Cat

greenpostit Thu 31-Jan-13 17:11:09

Yanbu think it but don't write it!

I had a letter from school from a head (older generation, 60+) about ironing the crease into trousers for boys. She hasn't moved with the times enough to realise that you can get cheap uniform trousers which permanently have that crease regardless of whether you tumble dry or hang up.

I think ironing pe kit is lunacy unless you actually enjoy it or want to do it. Personally I tumble everything and fold/hang promptly to avoid any need to iron any school item ever.

Phoebe47 Thu 31-Jan-13 17:12:50

I never iron PE kit. I wash it, tumble dry it (in winter) or hang out and then fold it neatly and put in P.E. bag. Job done and looks perfectly acceptable.

Skittish Thu 31-Jan-13 17:14:16

I once got very twitchy at school as DD had written, " My mummy helps me by ironing my clothes".

I haven't picked up an iron in ten years . shock. I was irked that 1) She'd clearly been prompted and a gender stereotype had been applied and 2) That whoever prompted her felt ironing was a valuable way to help someone.

No iron here either, just a tumble dryer then hung up straight away. I haven't ironed anything, ever.

Skittish Thu 31-Jan-13 17:14:55

I once got very twitchy at school as DD had written, " My mummy helps me by ironing my clothes".

I haven't picked up an iron in ten years . shock. I was irked that 1) She'd clearly been prompted and a gender stereotype had been applied and 2) That whoever prompted her felt ironing was a valuable way to help someone.

jellybeans Thu 31-Jan-13 17:19:08

Just don't bother. As long as not really crumpled. I do iron the PE tops as they are so crumpled but only so they look OK.

Ooh an ironing thread smile.
neverputasockinatoaster Ironing is one of the great divisions on MN don't you know?

I think 1997 is winning so far in ironing one downmanship.
None ironer here and never school clothes, but I may have ironed the odd posh dress since 1997.

DoItToJulia Thu 31-Jan-13 17:23:23

Atf at radiator smoothed...that's going to tickle me every time I do it!

drjohnsonscat Thu 31-Jan-13 17:23:45

That's ridiculous. They can iron it themselves if they want it ironed.

I do not iron. I have liberated myself from that drudgery other than for very particular articles of clothing that I choose to wear on special occasions. No way no how would I iron a child's PE kit. Do they want you to sew it yourself as well?

Andro Thu 31-Jan-13 17:25:09

YANBU to think about it OP.

That said, my DH does all the ironing in this house. He likes his shirts starched and ironed 'just so' and because of that offered to take over the ironing duties - he irons everything (finds it relaxing).

FancyPuffin Thu 31-Jan-13 17:27:55

I don't own an iron hmm

[[ This is the funniest permission slip reply ever]]

FancyPuffin Thu 31-Jan-13 17:28:30

[arse]

This

Startail Thu 31-Jan-13 17:29:37

Iron, that's what you do to Hama beads.

catladycourtney1 Thu 31-Jan-13 17:32:51

Don't bother. And don't think you'll be the only one who doesn't. Presumably he'll be taking his kit in a bag anyway, or at least sitting in the car or walking to school in it before anyone sees him, so that can be your excuse ;)

I don't iron anything. Well except for tops in that annoying thin cotton-y material that looks shit if you don't. And when I worked in a supermarket I used to iron my work shirts when I could be arsed

5madthings Thu 31-Jan-13 17:36:58

The only thing that gets ironed in this house are hama beads and dp does that.

Arf at that link puffin

Snorbs Thu 31-Jan-13 17:50:05

You remember that craze for putting crisp packets in the oven and shrinking them?

I suspect my DS's hideously over-priced compulsory PE kit would do that if you so much as waved an iron vaguely in the direction of the sweatshop factory it was extruded made in.

If you were so foolish as to actually put hot iron to nasty fabric it would probably have the same effect as if you'd just drenched it in Alien acid blood.

DizzyPurple Thu 31-Jan-13 17:50:41

FancyPuffin... That link was very funny!

DoItToJulia Thu 31-Jan-13 17:58:28

Snorbs, I do! Snaps packets worked best!

Ironing is a filthy habit and should be stamped out. I quit in 1987 and have never looked back.
I rather suspect that if my younger three DCs saw an iron and/or ironing board, they wouldn't know what it was grin

Yfronts Thu 31-Jan-13 19:08:50

I iron nothing, I'd much rather do other things and my clothes never look creased.

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