It’s already been established that Sadwyn (the lucky little shit, and I mean that in the best possible way) has spent a decent portion of his life hanging out with the cast and crew of LOTR and the hobbit.
But I had a realization.
He has also had the joy of having been the recipient of snuggles by both Viggo Mortensen (I wonder how many takes that took?!) and Liv Tyler (here).
I repeat: that lucky little shit.
Nori hated the amount of layers of clothing he was stuffed into as a baby/small child, and a point of shedding as many as he could as often as he could. He could often be found wandering around naked or barely dressed as a small child. It took years for him to be convinced that wearing clothes was (if not required by temperatures) the Polite Thing To Do.
OK but the Three Hunters having a hair (& beard) flower contest in Edoras after Helm’s Deep because Reasons. A pack of little girls gave them a ton of flowers and they just rolled with it.
Aragorn lost because he doesn’t have the advantage of Legolas’s luscious Elven locks or Gimli’s A+ hair+beard game or mad braiding skills. Also Aragorn’s hair is shortest.
Eomer laughs and laughs. Later that day Gimli knocks Eomer out when he goes to the toilet and gets Legolas to fix his hair into a braid crown with daisies. Eomer is not amused. Gimli busts a gut. Aragorn is dying from laughter inside but commiserates with Eomer at length.
Nori’s adventures in parenting: Nori being the absolute worst for dad jokes. His kids (and/or nieces, nephews, and various other children he interacts with regularly) all have learned this the hard way. Occasionally, one of them will slip up, and discover that Nori’s seventh sense of discovering dad-joke opportunities (his sixth is his ability to detect hidden weapons) is still sharp - almost as sharp as Dori’s ability to guess when a child is doing something messy/dangerous/dirty.