Finally Friday

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Finally Friday
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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 9:42am

1. Plans for the weekend?

2. What are you wearing?

3. With GH celebrating its 50th anniversary, did you or do you ever watch Soap Opera's?

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 2:18pm

I don't mind ironing but I often get behind -- especially when DS#1 was living with us.  A pile of unironed laundry stresses me out, so every few weeks I do send things out to be laundered and pressed.  The place I use does a very good job, but they are also relatively expensive.

Your children don't iron their own clothes? lol Tongue Out

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 2:21pm

jamblessedthree wrote:
DH's dress shirts + pants gets done at the cleaners. I send some sweaters there too but most of my stuff and the kids' are washable.

That's convenience.  Am I just lazy or are washing machines better these days and colors don't bleed?  I can mix colors and whites and they come out okay.  The first time washing them, I'll separate colors.  But after that, I don't.  I used to. 

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 2:25pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">I don't mind ironing but I often get behind -- especially when DS#1 was living with us.  A pile of unironed laundry stresses me out, so every few weeks I do send things out to be laundered and pressed.  The place I use does a very good job, but they are also relatively expensive.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Your children don't iron their own clothes? lol <img src="/forums/sites/all/libraries/tinymce/jscripts/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-tongue-out.gif" alt="Tongue Out" title="Tongue Out" border="0" /></span></strong></p>

My kids will iron their own clothes if they want/need something right away, but normally I do the laundry.

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 2:29pm

My kids will iron their own clothes if they want/need something right away, but normally I do the laundry.

Oh ok. Thought that was against the "Banshee's Rules" to do things like that after a certain age of your child as then you are not teaching them life skills. Bawhhhaa....

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 2:30pm

bordwithyou wrote:
  No, and ironing in and of itself doesn't mean that you are white collar or blue collar.  Some people can afford to send things out and do. Some people would rather iron themselves even if they can afford to send things out.  Some would prefer to send things out, but they can't afford to.  I think that the previous poster was saying that her Mom would have liked to send things out, but on their blue collar wages, they couldn't afford to.  I know my mother would have preferred to pay someone else do her ironing.  By her own admission, she was "not domestically inclined."  I would rather do my own ironing than pay, but some days I have more money than time, so I pay somebody to catch me up. </p>

Do you drop off/pick up?  Or do they?  Sometimes it's just faster to iron on your own as well as less expensive. 

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 2:31pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">My kids will iron their own clothes if they want/need something right away, but normally I do the laundry.</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Oh ok. Thought that was against the "Banshee's Rules" to do things like that after a certain age of your child as then you are not teaching them life skills. Bawhhhaa....</span></strong></p>

Really?  How silly of you.  I do think it's important to teach kids life skills, but we also do things for each other.  Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you have to do it all the time, does it?

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 2:33pm

Really?  How silly of you.  I do think it's important to teach kids life skills, but we also do things for each other.  Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you have to do it all the time, does it?

You mean like "helping"? 

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 2:33pm

thardy2001 wrote:
<p><blockquote class="quote-msg quote-nest-1 odd"><div class="quote-author"><em class="placeholder">bordwithyou</em> wrote:</div>  No, and ironing in and of itself doesn't mean that you are white collar or blue collar.  Some people can afford to send things out and do. Some people would rather iron themselves even if they can afford to send things out.  Some would prefer to send things out, but they can't afford to.  I think that the previous poster was saying that her Mom would have liked to send things out, but on their blue collar wages, they couldn't afford to.  I know my mother would have preferred to pay someone else do her ironing.  By her own admission, she was "not domestically inclined."  I would rather do my own ironing than pay, but some days I have more money than time, so I pay somebody to catch me up. &lt;/p&gt;</blockquote></p><p>Do you drop off/pick up?  Or do they?  Sometimes it's just <em>faster</em> to iron on your own as well as less expensive.  </p>

I drop off/pick up, or someone else does, but it's right on the way to my younger son's high school, so it's fairly easy to swing in and drop off.  They actually have curbside service, but I'd rather walk in and pay and be done with it.  I dunno why.

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 2:36pm

bordwithyou wrote:
I drop off/pick up, or someone else does, but it's right on the way to my younger son's high school, so it's fairly easy to swing in and drop off.  They actually have curbside service, but I'd rather walk in and pay and be done with it.  I dunno why.</p>

I hear that. Smile

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Fri, 04-12-2013 - 2:36pm

springfever2013 wrote:
<p><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">Really?  How silly of you.  I do think it's important to teach kids life skills, but we also do things for each other.  Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you have to do it all the time, does it?</span></p><p><strong><span style="font-size:13px; text-align:left">You mean like "helping"? </span></strong></p>

Yes, like helping, I guess.  Or efficiency.  The way our house works, it's easier if one person does it rather than four people doing their own ironing  (three now, really, though the older one does use our laundry facilities more often than not) and constantly having the board put up and taken down.

My kid does plenty around the house, though.  DH and I were just talking about how pretty soon we're going to have to hire people to do things the boys do now.   Just at the time they actually get useful, they up and move away!

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