I haven’t seen my iron in thirteen days. Where did I put it?
I can’t find my iron. I haven’t seen my iron for thirteen days. The last time I used it was to iron my son’s blue shirt. I thought I had put the iron on top of the washing machine. But when I looked in the laundry room for the iron it wasn’t there. I looked in the upstairs closet, on the floor in my closet, under the sink in my bathroom, in my daughters room, and behind the green chair in the living room.
I asked my friends on facebook, “Please pray I can find my iron. Do you know where I put it?” Michelle said my iron was on the back of the bottom shelf in the storage room. AJ said it was under the sink or in the laundry room. I looked where they suggested, but did’t find it. Jessica said I could use her iron and her sister knew where it was. My neighbor Jen said I could use her iron,(and her hammer.) Veronica said she knew where I could buy a new iron.
I am so embarrassed. How could I walk over to my neighbor Jen, even though she is kind and generous, and say,” I misplaced my iron, may I borrow yours?” I know people misplace their keys. How do you misplace an iron. Irons are big. They are noticeable. My iron is pink. Pink is noticeable.
My friends suggested ways to iron without an iron.
How to iron clothes when you can’t find your iron
1. Cindy said,” Meat tenderizer and a tea pot.”
2. Kaydi said, ” A spray bottle with water, pull tight, and let dry. Or a curling iron.”
3. Michelle said, ” Use steam from a kettle.”
4. Michelle said, “Try heating a spatula on the stove and see what happens.” ( I have two friends named Michelle)
5. Rachel said, “Use a rock.”
Last night as I grabbed the last of my husbands white socks to put in the washing machine, I saw something pink on the bottom of the hamper. My prayer was answered. My iron was in the bottom of the laundry hamper! Now I don’t have to iron my clothes with meat tenderizer and a tea pot. I don’t have to use a curling iron or steam, or a heated spatula or a rock to iron my clothes. I don’t have to borrow an iron, or buy an iron. I can use my own iron. I can plug it in and flatten wrinkles.
Now I have to find out how my iron fell in the laundry hamper. I wonder if it was the cat?
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.