See that huge pile of laundry on the right? That's about 2 and 1/2 hours of ironing. But as I said she loves it (maybe not this much all at once however). MOM says she likes it because like mowing the lawn she can see results or sees a change, like the wrinkles being smooth out or seeing the freshly mowed yard, even if the lines in the yard are not perfectly straight, it has a calming effect on her. Want to see how I do my laundry?
First I stretch out my furs
Then I push my furs across the grass
Then I roll over
And I do the other side
Finally I shake out my furs. My laundry is done. Same concept, different approach.
But you know if we all did "laundry" the same way what a boring and uninspiring world this would be. I like living in a world where MOM smooths out her paint stained t-shirts with the iron and I smooth out my furs by rolling in the grass. It makes the world more interesting and beautiful when we are allowed to be who we are. And you know what, I get unexpected joy when I join MOM by laying behind her while she irons and she gets unexpected joy when she rolls around in the grass with me.