How heavy is too heavy?
Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:24 AM
What about the rest of you? Do you still pick your kids up for hugs? Do you carry them? If not, at what approximate weight did you stop?
Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:37 AM
Definitely won't be having that excuse this time around, so I have o come up with something else!
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:37 AM
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:47 AM
Edited by Fran27, 02 February 2012 - 11:48 AM.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:04 PM
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:17 PM
I am careful about how I pick them up. I kneel and stand straight up using my legs not my back. It is a fantastic leg workout.
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 01:27 PM
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Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:16 PM
Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:34 PM
But, they are definitely too heavy for me to carry them together. My DH can still do that though.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 02:42 PM
Posted 02 February 2012 - 03:30 PM
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 08:40 AM
I do pick them up for hugs etc. a lot but am working on getting down on my knees or sitting on the floor and cuddling them there instead. I get funny stares a lot because you will find me kneeling in the street in my business clothes comforting a child on my lap rather than picking them up.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:02 PM
Mine are 35 lbs apiece, but they're only 2.5 so there's still a lot of carrying going on. It's not too bad, I strong like bull now.
My DDs are six and around 40 lbs. I carry them every once in a while -- for instance, last night I carried them both (one at a time) from the car to the house after skiing when they were super-tired. But that was a special treat.
It doesn't bother my back that much, normally, to carry them for a few seconds. But for the past couple of years, I've been very open with them about the fact that sometimes Mommy's back hurts, and I just can't pick them up. They went through a serious phase around age 5 of wanting to climb on me and be held/carried, and I had to put limits on it or I would have been crippled. So sometimes they still ask, but at least they're used to hearing "no."
I also have rules about how they have to hold on (tightly!) and hold still. If I'm holding someone and she leans away from me or starts squirming, she goes down on the floor immediately, and sometimes not gently.
ETA: Amy is really good at jumping up into my arms. I can't bend down to pick up a child who isn't doing at least half the work (except in severe cases of "you have to go to your room right now," which I pay for afterwards), but when she jumps up, all I have to do is bend my knees.
Edited by Minette, 13 February 2012 - 03:03 PM.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:33 PM
My 7yo is only 43lbs and I still scoop her up for a quick hug and on occassion will carry her to bed...I did tell her just the other day 'pretty soon you are going to be too big for me to carry' and she just squeezed me tighter as if to say she 'knew'.
this made me so sad!
Posted 29 February 2012 - 02:36 PM
i still try to carry them at the same time, cuz i tend to think i'm Miss Muscle & Fitness and can easily carry 88lb of limbs (very tall girls). my arms have gotten pretty frickin' strong, tho, i gotta say lol
Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:00 AM
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