Friday, December 18, 2009

Our Elf

I think most of the Mommies out there are familiar with Elf on a Shelf. What a keen idea!! It's supposed to help keep the kids in check during the holidays. Nobody wants one of Santa's Helpers to see them being naughty.

I really wanted to do this, but there was NO way I was paying $30 for the real deal. It's cute and all... but really, $30? I searched for something to substitute and found a bendy Santa at Walmart for a $1.00. I figured since it would be FROM Santa, why not have the "elf" BE Santa.

After we put up our tree, a package mysteriously appeared under the tree. Inside was the "elf" and a letter explaining that he was there to keep an eye on the girls until Christmas. Any wrongdoings would be reported to the big man in red himself. Oh my! My kids bought it.

So every night, the elf mysteriously moves from place to place. He's been found hanging from the light fixture. In the plants. Having a snack of Cheerios. My kids talk to him. Hug him. Kiss him. Sing to him. Ah, the magical innocence of a child.


  1. Anonymous12:18 PM

    What an awesome idea! That is just too cute!

    I wonder if I do this if it will make my 14 year old stop tormenting his sister? I don't think he would buy it, lol!

  2. Very cute idea. I never heard of it.