Wow! The boy had never seen an iron to know what it does? That's a pity.
Spaghetti and green beans are "exotic food" to that other kid? LOLOLOLOL
I feel blessed that my hubby likes to iron. He irons his work clothes and our son's school uniforms, and anything of mine if I ask (but I seldom need something ironed). I'll iron on an as-needed basis, but he likes to watch TV and do a week's worth of ironing every Sunday night. I've always appreciated that my man likes to look sharp but doesn't think of ironing as "woman's work" so there's no expectation from me.