Dromedary

I can’t wash dishes anymore.

Until this afternoon I believed that I was being lazy and horrible and I felt guilty and kept right on washing a few dishes here or there. But today I realized why doing so makes me hurt.

I literally cannot reach the faucet if I stand up straight. I have too much belly. But I’ve been working around it by bending slightly at the waist. Which works fine for, like, five seconds. But it is absolutely not a good way to function for any longer than that, and those dishes I was sneaking have been killing my hip. And lower back. And everything else.

So from now on, no more than a quick rinse of my dirty plates and maybe, possibly, if I absolutely must, I can wash a knife now and again.

This is so frustrating. But kind of hilarious.

7 thoughts on “Dromedary

  1. georgia

    December 8, 2009 at 11:06pm

    oh man. i can’t wait until i can’t wash the dishes either!

  2. uccellina

    December 9, 2009 at 10:52am

    Oh, yeah, I remember that “problem” very well.

  3. Jenn

    December 9, 2009 at 11:50am

    I used to work on this strange side approach. I kinda stood perpendicular to the sink and did a swish in soapy water. Then I switched to us all eating directly off the table with no plates. [/helpful]

  4. courtney

    December 9, 2009 at 5:37pm

    Omg, I just have to say I love Jenn’s solution.

  5. KS

    December 13, 2009 at 12:57pm

    I always had to stop doing dishes in my third trimester as well. I felt horribly guilty and lazy before I had your exact realization. It’s SO ridiculous (but I can’t say I mind!)

  6. SeaBIrd

    December 15, 2009 at 9:30am

    Yep – that was me five months ago – it seems like yesterday and ages ago at the same time…. and BTW where did you get (or how did you create) that Twitter widget in your upper left sidebar? It’s so much more read-able than mine!

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