By now you’ve probably read my post about all the fun I am having Co-Hosting the Mommy Reality challenge for the next two weeks. I hope you are all busy thinking about the one thing (or many things) in your house you have no explanation for continuing to use and keep. I had a few good ideas, but then last night as I went to iron my husbands dress shirt, I remembered the most hated appliance in my house. Meet my chore-time nemesis: The Iron of Frustration! Now, I really don’t mind ironing and we have saved a ton of money by not using the dry cleaners, but well, as you can see, my iron has seen better days. The plate is all gunky, (probably from starch and various craft projects) and the iron has been dropped a few too many times and no longer holds water. I have to use a cover cloth to make sure the gunk doesn’t get on the clothes and I can’t use the steam, so I have to use another squirt bottle to smooth the wrinkles. It could be worse I suppose, but every time I use it I swear I’m throwing it away and yet, I still have it. If you had ever asked me if I would be yearning for a new iron as a gift I would have told you you were stark raving mad, but just thinking about a nice smooth, well working iron makes me as giddy as a kid again. Motherhood never fails to amaze me. I am always learning things about myself I never knew, but here is to hopping for a new iron!
Visit my previous post (link above) to link up your mommy must-have this Christmas and make sure to also stop by and say hello to Jen at JENerallyinformed.com and Celeste at leapfrogandlipgloss.com. They are the brains behind these fun challenges and their blogs are amazing!