***Disclaimer for the photos: my camera battery DIED on my good camera. I have to use my point-and-shoot while I wait for the UPS guy to bring me my new battery.***
I know you’re probably sick of Elf on the Shelf posts…but it’s my blog and I can write what I want, right? HA! I read a post the other day that I thought was mean-spirited. It basically made fun of and berated those of us that do fun things with our elves. Let me start by saying that I don’t do fun things with my elf so that everyone will think I’m super creative or supermom…I do it because it’s fun. Because the kids LOVE it. And guess what? Sometimes my husband does it, not me! So stop all the hating and just do what YOU want to do with your elf. If you want to leave it in the same spot all of December, that’s great! If you want to just hide it, that’s wonderful! If you want to do crazy things with it, go for it! I really think we shouldn’t be mean to others just because their choices are different from ours. Don’t you agree? Can you tell posts where Moms are mean to other Moms drive me nutso???
The elf at our house, who we named Buddy because Elf is one of our favorite movies, is super silly. He likes to have fun and do silly things around our house. Take a look…
He took a ride in our playhouse car. He was waiting for the kids by the front door. “MOM! How did he get down to the basement to get that car??”
One morning we woke up and he was taking a ride on the ceiling fan!! The kids laughed thinking about how dizzy he must have been.
He was all bundled up with a blanket and scarf and watching over my precious peppermint mocha coffee cream the other day. “MOM!! I bet he misses the North Pole and wanted to be cold!”
One morning he was hiding in the pitcher we have on our mantle. “MOM! I almost couldn’t find him! What a good hiding place!”
The best so far was when we came down and found him, Barry Bee, Pluto and Sock Monkey playing Monopoly. Those crazy animals!
We were all a little grossed out when he pooped in the toilet and left it for us. At least he wiped! Of course my boys should be used to poop being left in the toilet…but I digress.
Yesterday he made a snow angel out of rice and today he replaced our stockings with our underwear! Funny elf!!
Our advent calendar has been so much fun too. I love watching the kids open their eyes in the morning and shout “I wonder where Buddy is! Whose turn is it to pick out of the bag for the advent calendar?” They’ve been beyond thrilled with everything, especially the coloring books and crayons. I splurged and bought these crayons and they were worth every penny. If you have artists in your family, get these! I love that the TV has been off and instead we’re doing puzzles, playing games and coloring. Now that’s what I call Christmas spirit!
Are you enjoying the holiday season with your kids? What’s been the most fun?