When they were both in preschool, my boys took some kind of screening test conducted by our school district. Part of the test was identifying common objects. I remember neither one was able to identify an iron. It was a long time ago but it was something like this....
my husband: "Really?"
me: "What? Who irons?"
Obviously, I don't place that much value on irons and never understood the need for an expensive one. But, like lots of things sewing has changed my mind about, I'm starting to see the logic in a really good iron (for sewing purposes and maybe, occasionally, when something doesn't make it out of the dryer quickly).
I still haven't actually spent the money on an iron but it's been floating around on my list. You too? Bitter Betty is having a giveaway for a serious iron (until June 1). I hope I win. It will be good "teaching moment" for my kids.