Elf on the Shelf

Monday, December 19, 2011 @ 02:12 PM
posted by mrscaz

This year, I decided to start a new tradition with Bug & Super Dude. I told you guys that Super Dude is starting to really question Santa, so this year we have adopted an Elf on the Shelf!

What is an Elf on the Shelf, you ask? Here is a brief description from the website:

“Have you ever wondered how Santa knows who is naughty and who is nice? The Elf on the Shelf – A Christmas Tradition is the very special tool that helps Santa know who to put on the Naughty and Nice list. This interactive holiday hide-and-seek tradition is perfect for children and families of all ages.

The tradition begins when Santa sends his scout elves out to Elf Adoption Centers. Waiting for their families to bring them home, these patient elves hibernate until their family reads The Elf on the Shelf, gives their elf a very special name, and registers their adoption online. Once named, each scout elf will receive its Christmas magic and become a part of the family’s Christmas each and every year.

Excellent listeners and even better observers, these scout elves are the eyes and ears of Santa Claus. Although they cannot be touched, or else they may lose their magic, the elf will always listen and relay messages back to Santa. Taking in all the day-to-day activities around the house, no good deed goes unnoticed; these scout elves take their job seriously.

Each night, after the family goes to bed, the scout elf uses his magical Christmas powers to fly back to the North Pole. Once there, the elf will make his or her daily report to Santa and visit with elf friends where they will tell stories about their beloved families, play with the reindeer, and of course, sneak some of Mrs. Claus’ cookies!

Before the family awakes each morning, their special scout elf will fly back to their home from the North Pole. However, since these elves like to play games, don’t expect to find them in the same spot!  While some like to hide in the freezer (probably because it reminds them of the North Pole) and others prefer to sit on the fireplace mantle or hang from the chandelier, these elves love to play hide-and-seek with their families.

On Christmas Eve, the scout elf will listen for Santa’s bell and then fly back to the North Pole until the next season, wishing every girl and each boy a Christmas of peace and a year full of joy.”

So far… SUCCESS!! The kids have named him Jack and he has caused widespread good choices and shortened crankiness. Bug is convinced that she saw “Jack” move his arm which resulted in the kids staring at him for about an hour.

Super Dude believes that “Jack” is a toy on the outside and a robot on the inside with a robot brain that records everything and transmits it to Santa at night.

Bottom line is that right now it’s saving this kids belts inventor some much needed sanity by having some pretty well behaved kids!

Blessings,

Common Cents Mama - Kids Belts - Toddler Belts inventor

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