Our Baby, the Hobbit

In the Lord of the Rings, Tolkien describes hobbits as having 7 recognized mealtimes: Breakfast, Second Breakfast, Elevenses, Luncheon, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, and Supper. And presumably these voracious appetites were in want of a midnight snack as well.

Ergo, Maggie is a hobbit. Her meal schedule is quite regular, and corresponds with the above meals perfectly, to the point that we have started referring to them by Tolkien names. E.g., today Eric's mom was able to bring Maggie over to see Rachel at the hospital for Elevenses, though the day prior it was for afternoon tea.

And one day, we'll get to space her meals out, and she'll think "I don't think he knows about Second Breakfast..."

Man, we are nerds.


Sara Zillinger said...

You are hardly nerds. Although we don't have a nursing baby anymore (for the first time in a decade), we still have a horde of little hobbits, and we do refer to their eating habits by the appropriate Tolkeinian terms. My personal favorite -- Elevenses. Otherwise known here as "coffee break."