The second day of Mamah Palmah's Real Life Skills and Unsolicited Advice Academy involved some important things I made sure my own boys could do before they headed off for college:
they had to sew on a button, iron a dress shirt and pants, and mend a hem or seam.
I nabbed some of Hubby's older shirts (cut off all the buttons), a pair of too small trousers that had belonged to the sons (ripped hems/seams in several places), my ironing board & iron, and my sewing box.
Since it was sign out day, I informed these PreCal cherubs that their last exam was to do everything on the agenda: I would not sign them out until I saw them do some of every task. The pix on the board are of me ironing a shirt, step by step, so the could refer to them while I helped others with the mending.
They claimed it was the most useful day they had in 4 yrs. Not sure how I feel about that: some had me for 3 of 4 yrs!!