I am struggling lately with keeping up with my kids. Not only keep up with but enjoy them. I really want to use this last month to spend good quality time with them, but it seems they are so demanding and whiny and even when we are doing something nice together it falls apart into tantrums (baking cookies today for example). They are 4.5 and almost 2, the weather outside has been downright terrible (extremely cold), and I'm exhausted and cranky!
Any tips for how you parent in late pregnancy? How to balance giving the kids what they need but also carving out space and respect for yourself? How to stay calm in the face of whining, fussing, demanding when it just grates on me? I recognize much of this is just parenting, but I don't know, I find myself particularly moody in this last stretch of pregnancy and tired and sore. So, much of my patience is gone and it seems like a particular challenge to do with being pregnant.