On January 17, 2008 by Eden M. Kennedy


It’s the new year’s resolution that keeps on giving. Every Saturday afternoon I do all the napkins and whatnot. It’s when I watch my stories.



12 Responses to “Ironing”

  • My mother used to pay me $.10/napkin to iron napkins. This was in when I was about 7 or 8. So, soon Jackson should be able to do this for you.

    I did iron my fingernails a few times.

  • Yes! Jackson tried to help with this batch and on his second napkin he ironed his finger. It might be awhile before he’s brave enough to try again.

  • Wow, ironing napkins…it never even occurred it to me! Where is my iron, anyway?

  • You can’t fool me. There aren’t any stories on Saturday.

  • Cloth napkins?! say wha?

  • ironing napkins? I had no idea I was supposed to do that. maybe for guests, but for my kids? really? of course, the only thing we iron in our house is those perler beads my girls play with.

  • My family thinks I’m nuts for having cloth napkins. But the ironing – especially if you have a good, steam-spewing Rowenta – is very therapeutic. With or without the stories.

  • My mom used to watch soap operas while she ironed, which led my sister and me to the mistaken impression that she liked soap operas. We found out when I was in college that mom hated ironing, and the soap operas just helped take her mind off it. She didn’t much like them either.

    I, on the other hand, find ironing somewhat soothing. I should do it more often.

  • You have become my Grandmom Gert – congrats!

  • Thanks!

    Erin, I keep my stories on Tivo. This is the ’00′s, after all.

    I’m not sure why we have cloth napkins, I guess I thought it was the green thing to do? Even though it takes a bunch of water to wash them, and there’s probably no right answer there. Seriously, though, they get so fucking wrinkled that they’re practically unusable, something had to be done.

  • Was it absolutely necessary to put the rest of us to shame by “sharing” your New Year’s Resolution? I mean, could you not have gone quietly have about your Martha Stewartish business without dragging the rest of us into your impossible-to-match Sunday? A little consideration wouldn’t kill ya. Please.

  • Holy crap! If you start watching The Price is Right, you are offically old.