Monday, December 19, 2011

Elf on the Shelf

This little guy has a cult-like following....children and parents alike going gaga over a tiny Christmas doll.  If you are unfamiliar with The Elf on the Shelf, you can read about him here;  the basic premise is that he watches kids during the day and at night flies to the North Pole to report to Santa, returning to the child's home and getting into mischief in the wee hours of the morn.

Our elf, Ging-E does not monitor behavior (Garrett is too cunning for threats  and knows full-well he will be getting gifts Christmas morning) and does not get into any trouble, because he does not clean up after himself.  This momma does not have time to be sweeping up powdered sugar from an 'elf-angel' gone wrong.  I could have written this.

Ging-E enjoys calm activities in the night:  TV,  board games, and manger scenes.

It is a really fun (just as much for the parents) tradition and yet another way that I'm eating my words on this journey of parenthood-- I made serious fun of these little creatures when I first heard of them:).

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