Last week it was the World Premier of the first Hobbit movie here in New Zealand.
We were having a difficult week one way or another,
so I decided to surprise Reuben with a hobbit dinner.
I got 1/2 a metre of fake grass for the centre of the table and asked Twitter
what hobbits eat. Turns out they are not fussy,
so we told Roo that Hobbits like Stirfry noodles.
They drink ale, so we did too (iced tea)
Reuben was so so happy. His little face lit up when he came home from school
and saw it all set up and realised what it was.
We ate out of enamel plates and drank from glass bottles.
It was half an hour of happiness for the boy
who was feeling sad about a few things.
It cost me $10 for the grass which I'm sure I can re-use
and the rest of the things I pulled together from what we have.
It was truly awesome to be able to so easily make him forget his worries
and for all of us to enjoy a lovely simple dinner together.