Saturday, October 02, 2010

Homemaker in Training

Abigail wanted to learn how to iron so I taught her the same way my Grandma taught me ... ironing hankies.

My ironing board is height adjustable just like the one Grandma had so we lowered it to 6 1/2 year old height.  =)

Whose hankies did we iron??  Why, Grandma's, of course.  =)

Lay it out Smooth ... Spritz, Spritz, Spritz!

Iron from the center outward with even strokes to avoid wrinkles.

Burn your knuckle.

A Disney Princess Band-Aid made it All Better.  =)

Fold and Stack neatly



PS - I can really see from these pictures that I need to freshen up my ironing board cover.  It's pretty dingy looking!


Sarah Faith said...

I remember doing the same, i think it was a hankie, at my grandma's, and I didn't skip step 3! I have the scar to this day... :)

Tickety-boo said...

aw poor little poppet. I still do step 3 and I am a little older than 6 1/2. Shame nobody puts a Disney Princess plaster on mine :o(

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

What a sweet idea and such a happy memory. Just love seeing little children concentrating on their task, especially such adorable ones! ❤ robin

Just-Do said...

How lovely to see how concentrated your little girl is doing such an important job!

Jo-anne (Blossy) said...

I remember ironing my dolls clothes when my Mum was doing the ironing with my teeny tiny ironing board and my toy iron with a suction cup plug that I would attach to the table. Not quite as good as the real thing but I felt like a 'big' girl doing her housework.


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