Using a microwave instead seemed a popular suggestion, but frankly those things scare me. We do own one, but I use mainly for heating the kids' cherry stone pillows. I would rather run the gauntlet of melting/spontaneous combustion - at least I can see it coming! I am a Luddite, I know.
Caroline reminded me today that I need to sew some name tapes on school clothes. Oh, and buy some tracksuit bottoms. Did this boy grow over the summer or what?