Trying to get clothes in & out of our front loading washer/dryer is a literal pain. If something falls on the floor, I seriously weigh the options of picking it up... sometimes it stays on the floor until I can get DD or DH to get it. Bending over just isn't always an option I have anymore.
I was going to post exactly what you said, Anita! Another thing that gets me is reaching things that are high up but near a wall or counter. I'm already short (5'2"), and with the tummy in the way, it's almost impossible to get that high up stuff!
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Nothing is really too hard, I think I'm just so used to squatting down from work that it is second nature to squat and get something. Getting up from a squat is more difficult however, and energy levels keep me from doing a lot - I'd rather spend my energy on my daughter than cleaning.
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Tying my daughter's shoes. I now have her sit on the basement stairs at the top and I sit a few stairs lower so I don't have to lean over. Everything else I can still pretty much do, but it just takes me a whole lot longer because I have to take so many breaks from getting tired out.
Cleaning the bathtub
Carrying the laundry basket around
Unloading the top-load washing machine
Pretty much anything that requires I carry something or lean over lol
Giving the boys a bath - so uncomfortable to bend over to wash them.
Not really, I mean, everything is a bit more challenging, but I am trying to stay as active as possible!
last weekend I cleaned the garage, and this past saturday i did yard work.
the most challenging is for sure bath time, the kids dont understand that its painful to bend over and they squirm away during hair washing.
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