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Toddler Girl Begs Mom for a Peanut Butter Sandwich at Midnight and Mom Has the Best Response

No hungry tummies here

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As parents, we want our kids to listen to their bodies. We want them to be in touch with the cues their body gives them, whether they need to use the potty or eat a snack. We just have to be there to provide them with whatever it is their body needs. No matter what time of day or night. 

That's the theme of this sweet video from @tara.and.evy. As the mom wrote, "Evy woke up at almost 1 am saying 'Mommy my tummy hurts for a peanut butter sandwich please.'" She continued, "When I was a child, I always had to ignore my hunger and wait till breakfast." 

Guess what? That's not how she's decided to parent her little girl!

You've got to love that: the kitchen is always open. And it's so sweet, how they spend their time together having a little midnight snack and then her daughter goes right back off to sleep. It's true: The mom respects the little girl's needs by making her a sandwich and the little girl respects her right back by going right back to bed. Seems like they've got this down to a science (even with the re-brushing of the teeth!). 

Commenters agreed; little kids are always growing and sometimes they truly do need a midnight snack. They praised the mom for being so open to what her little girl wanted, even in the middle of the night. They noted that she's helping to create a healthy relationship with food, too. So many adults wished they had parents like this while they were growing up, and are doing differently with their own children.

It's all about really being in touch with our kids, and teaching them to be in touch with themselves. 

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