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    Yep that's me too..

    I offered to iron DHs shirts once as a nice surprise/loving gesture..

    He looked at me, horrified, then smiled sweetly and said..

    'Ohhh... no... no babe.... that's okay..

    ..thanks though..'

    He then slowly backed away. Point taken DH!! hahaha..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiplusthree View Post
    Yep that's me too..

    I offered to iron DHs shirts once as a nice surprise/loving gesture..

    He looked at me, horrified, then smiled sweetly and said..

    'Ohhh... no... no babe.... that's okay..

    ..thanks though..'

    He then slowly backed away. Point taken DH!! hahaha..
    That is hilarious to imagine lol

    My DH does his own ironing.
    He also does his own washing after I accidentally left a tissue in one of my pockets and it went through the wash and his clothes ended up looking like they had been on skiing trip...

    *This post is Chuck Norris approved*

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    We've lived in the house we're in for 2 years and I literally have NFI where my iron or ironing board is... I think the last thing I ironed was the shirt DH wore to our wedding 5 years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by MothersMilk View Post
    I am not allowed to iron DH's clothes as he has to have his uniform ironed a particular way that i am not trained in (thank you defence) - he won't even let me iron my own stuff as i 'do it wrong' which is fine by me.
    If he asked i wouldn't mind but if he demanded i ironed i would tell him to get stuffed.
    Now you mention it, this is where our tradition of me ironing everything but DH's work clothes comes from... when we were going out I used to watch the effort that went into his Navy uniforms and I told him point blank I wouldn't be ironing them if we ever got married. And I'm a woman of my word

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    I don't iron. I hang his wet shirts on hangers and they dry without wrinkles. Anything that needs ironing gets chucked in the dryer

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    I'm someone who can't stand wrinkled looking clothes, so our clothes do get ironed, but my DH insists on ironing all of our clothes. He is very particular and needs to iron for work and he doesn't mind ironing, so every Sunday night he asks me what needs ironing and I must admit I never mind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    Why would you iron them and crease them again?!

    OP look at your local dry cleaner. Ours does business shirts for $2 a shirt. For $10 a week it is definitely worth it for us.

    I mean I think he really is acting like a spoilt brat, but outsourcing might help.
    You iren them completly to get them straight then you fold them and put a crease down the front and back of the pants and down the arms of the shirts.

    Quote Originally Posted by lambjam View Post
    This isn't a fair comparison. A fair comparison would replace the role of SAHM with that of a professional nanny. As a working parent how would I feel coming home to clean up after my nanny who had been caring for my children all day? I'd feel just fine, thank you!

    And if I didn't want to clean, cook or do laundry I'd have to employ a house cleaner, chef and send my clothes to the cleaners, because it sure as hell wouldn't be in my nanny's contract
    Strange when I was a nanny, I was employed to get kids to school, pack their lunches, food them dinner, do the laundry, and get the kids bathed and ready for bed, help with homework Nanny and babysitter are two different things.

    Quote Originally Posted by House Mumma View Post
    I hate to be the pot stirrer, but seriously I can think of worse things than my DH asking me to iron a shirt!!

    Um like having to get up a 4am like he did this morning, working out in the heat today under hot heavy machinery and walk back through the door at 7pm. Mean while I'm bub hubbing away on the ipad sitting on my lazy bum while DS is sleeping. So yes, if my DH asks me to iron, I do it. His job is tougher than mine.

    And... Shock horror, I also make his lunch, pick up his clothes off the floor and make him homemade snacks. Oh dear the tragedy.

    I'm grateful DH works hard to keep a roof over our heads, we can buy DS lots of things and have spare money for his activities and I can buy whatever I please. So if this means ironing a shirt for DH then I'm happy to do it cos he works harder than me.
    Glad you can appreciate that there are worse things to do all day than clean and play with children. So many people forget that being a SAHM is very nice compared to a lot of jobs you have to go out too. Working in the heat or the cold or at a high stress job where when I was a SAHM I spent a few hours cleaning, a few hours playing with the kids, nap time where I could nap or watch some tv, while my partner had to work, got 1 hour in a 10 hour day to sit down the rest of the time on their feet working.

    Quote Originally Posted by NancyBlackett View Post
    I could be assuming too much here, but I'd hazard a guess your DH would ask you in a respectful manner if he wwnted you to iron for him ?

    The OPs husband hasn't shown any respect for the OP - who happens to go out to work at night after all day looking after her children and household.
    We really dont know how it got to this point though it could have been building up for years, could have been he woke up one day and snapped we dont know which.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lovemyfam View Post
    You iren them completly to get them straight then you fold them and put a crease down the front and back of the pants and down the arms of the



    We really dont know how it got to this point though it could have been building up for years, could have been he woke up one day and snapped we dont know which.
    Aha - that makes more sense than wrinkling them back up again!

    Whether it has been building for years or he simply snapped one day doesn't change the fact that the OPs husband isn't treating her with respect.

    There is a world of difference between ironing someone's shirts when you are happy to do so and ironing them because that person has berated you into doing it.

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    I would only iron his clothes if we were going out somewhere nice and the alternative would be that he went and looked like unkempt. That's really just a selfish move - I wouldn't care unless he was going out WITH ME because I wouldn't want people wondering why I was with such a slob. lol.

    I would never iron his work clothes (though Tradie clothes don't exactly require it, but still... even in office attire I wouldn't bother).

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    I do. I kinda enjoy ironing..I do it while watching tv..I iron everything except undies..


 

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