Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Elf on the Shelf

I was born way back in the late Seventies.  Back in my day there was no Elf on the Shelf.  I'm not sure if he was not born yet or if he just chose to skip my childhood home.  Because of this I didn't think it was a big deal that he did not visit my house now that I'm a grown-up with two young children (and a very young at heart husband.)

One day Lauren (my 4th-grader) came home from school and drew a picture of an Elf.  She said one of her classmates' Elf on the Shelf ate half of his candy bar and she thought that was hilarious and she wanted an Elf herself.

Matt wasn't home from work yet so I texted him to see if he could convince an Elf on the Shelf to come home with him.  He said he'd try his best.

Good Job Daddy!!
This is what the kids woke up to in the morning.

Lauren and Tyler were flabbergasted.
How could the real Elf on a Shelf know that Lauren drew a picture of and apparently challenged Santa's Elf?

The Elf, who we named "Chris" had a lot of fun with us everyday until Christmas.


Sharing some gummies with GF Barbie (and Romy)

Playing Connect 4

Flying on Reshiram

Tree Hugging

Gold Fishing

Playing (a heck of a hand at) Poker

Hiding from Army guys

 Capturing Army guys

Being naughty and writing on the mirror with dry-erase markers

Doing flips in the rafters

Hanging out Under There.
(in Tyler's UnderWear!)

Snacking on Oreos

Swinging on the Ceiling fan
(I had to stop the fan to get a good picture.)

Swinging on an empty toilet paper roll.
(ignore my messy kitchen in the background)

Christmas Eve he settled down and read The Christmas Story from Tyler's Adventure Bible.

We had a lot of fun with "Chris" our Elf on the Shelf.
I hope he is back at the North Pole coming up with some evermore creative ideas for next year.

1 comment:

Steve and Tammy said...

My brother informed me he should receive the bad parent of the year award. His daughter made her own elf and then moved it around everyday and made up stories to go with it. It made me think of your dilemma at the beginning of the year. I am glad you chose wisely.