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To add this to the bottom of a permission slip?

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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]

TeaOneSugar Thu 31-Jan-13 19:24:15

I have to say I don't get this not ironing anything, I must be doing something wrong.

Surely you iron work clothes? My work shirts and trousers would look terrible if they weren't ironed.

Skittish Thu 31-Jan-13 19:26:02

My work clothes are jodhpurs so no! grin

blackeyedsusan Thu 31-Jan-13 19:35:38

making heat takes a lot of power,. I think i cba it is my environmental duty not to iron clothes unless in exceptional circumstances such as weddings and funerals.

TeaOneSugar Thu 31-Jan-13 19:52:40

Fair enough I wouldn't iron jodhpurs.

Naoko Thu 31-Jan-13 20:05:56

I don't even own an iron. The last time I ironed something was the summer before I went to uni when my mother decided I needed to learn how. It does help that I work from home and can thus look as non-ironed as I please.

bigbluebus Thu 31-Jan-13 20:27:25

I foolishly iron DSs PE kit and then watch whilst he stuffs it into his PE bag and then stuffs his PE bag into his rucksack and bangs it flat so he can zip the bag up! Ironing PE kit is pointless!

YouOldSlag Thu 31-Jan-13 20:30:23

Just fold it nicely and pretend its ironed. tell your DS you did it when he was in bed.

My DH won't let me iron as he is ex military and says I do it wrong. Oh well.

I couldn't believe that woman with 16 kids who ironed 100 items A DAY. Just bloody fold it woman!

sparkle12mar08 Thu 31-Jan-13 20:44:34

I rarely iron (maybe once every couple of months when I've forgotten to take the washing out of the machine for two days or something) and didn't even own one for over a decade. Never ironed work clothes (govt department, serious management level meetings etc), don't iron school uniform, don't iron h's work clothes, nothing. There simply isn't any need with careful clothes selection and modern fabrics & design.

catladycourtney1 Thu 31-Jan-13 22:12:22

I must say, I'm really glad it's not just me who doesn't iron. I had an inkling that not everyone ironed as much as my mum does, but I still felt a bit of a slob for not ironing anything at all. Now I feel a lot better grin

catladycourtney1 Thu 31-Jan-13 22:13:08

And yes, when you stop doing it, you realise what a huge waste of time it really is.

KatyTheCleaningLady Thu 31-Jan-13 22:16:58

When my kids are old enough to care about looking smart, they can do their own ironing.

stargirl1701 Thu 31-Jan-13 22:18:46

Why can't he iron his own PE kit? He's a secondary pupil, correct? Why would you be ironing anything that belonged to him?

elfycat Thu 31-Jan-13 22:31:54

My iron is for when I do patchworking. I wouldn't want it getting dirty by ironing clean clothes!

chickencurryfor7 Thu 31-Jan-13 22:41:56

I borrow my neighbours iron if there's a wedding or funeral to go to... Mine is a no iron household!

Back2Two Thu 31-Jan-13 22:44:04

I don't thnk they should specify ironed... Just clean and tidy is enough.

I'm in the avoid ironing like the plague camp. Iron school uniform? No.
PE kit? Insanity.

MrsPoglesWood Thu 31-Jan-13 22:44:33

Oh come on stargirl you make your DC iron their school uniform? When I taught DS to iron it was on £1 T shirts from Primark and cheap Top Man jeans or whatever the equivalent was back then in 1999. Certainly not on his ridiculously expensive PE kit or uniform.

But when he was at school I ironed his stuff. He had enough on with homework and working towards GCSEs and A Levels. As soon as he left school and went to Uni - same city, stayed at home - I stopped doing it though. And a very good ironer he is!

I wouldn't bother OP. Can't imagine they will be doing a 'crease inspection.'

AntimonySalts Thu 31-Jan-13 22:45:52

I even iron tea-towels.
I'm also an expert at adding stuff to permission slips. grin

AudrinaAdare Thu 31-Jan-13 23:06:29

Yes, please do it from all of us.

I iron the DC's polo shirts in the summer. In winter any imperfections have dropped out by the time they warm enough to take their jerseys off.

DH irons the occasional shirt. When my youngest started school he was appalled to see me using "Daddy's Iron" shock to do the name labels.

Roseformeplease Thu 31-Jan-13 23:11:00

Please, please do it.

Or write at the bottom, "Life's too short. Next thing you know, you will be expecting me to stuff mushrooms."

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