Not for me it doesn't.
I realize that you are not looking to be 'free', but many are, and I think we simply had a small miscommunicado here.
The crawling activity I have most in mind is weeding the garden. However, scrubbing floors can be on the list, too, especially if they are large floors.
I would simply ask a lady to look at the various religious orders that have - for hundreds of years - been houses of prayer and labor
, all done in a rather lengthy habit. I am not saying that there might not be some activities where pants are
truly necessary. However, I also think those reigious women would have a counter-argument (or some simple tips) for you on these two points at least.
Another good thing about pants is that they protect your knees somewhat, too. Even a very, very small pebble squished between your knee and a hard wood floor hurts like the dickens.
I know, as I have had many an object between my knees and the floor. I have also worn a cassock for rather extended periods, and understand some of the real differences better than the average man.
One thing I do not understand is why most women who argue in favor of pants for say, cold weather, do not just wear the pants (or some solid stockings) under
the skirt [I realize many, or even most, do so]. I wore pants under the cassock every time I put it on, and this seems like an agreeable solution to some of the concerns I have heard expressed.