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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

ELFIE...Our Elf on the Shelf


Let me introduce you to Elfie the Elf.  The Elf we adopted on November 27, 2010.  Elfie showed up at our doorstep Friday night.  The kids had been wanting The Elf on the Shelf and I looked for one on Black Friday at the book store but they were all out of them (wink~wink). 

So Friday night as were started putting the tree up, T asked C1 to go plug the outside lights in and that really means all the kids are going to go.  As soon as the door opened C1 saw a wrapped box and the kids eyes grew big.

So he brought the box inside and we were all wondering what it was???  They opened it and loud screams of "The Elf on the Shelf" echoed across the living room.  Happy children danced for joy as The Elf on the Shelf had showed up on the doorstep.  What did this mean?  None of us knew.  So that is when T read the story of The Elf on the Shelf and at that point it was all clear what was about to happen.

First things first....Name the Elf.   That took a little bit, but the kids finally came up with ELFIE. (Which happens to be number 2 on the top 10 list of Elf names)  Then the rules had to be set.  And actually there is only ONE rule.  NO touching ELFIE.  If ELFIE is touched he loses his magic.  Elfie's job is to report back to Santa and let him know if the C's have been bad or good.


So once the kids knew the plan, we just had to wait and see what would happen.  He was in his box.  The kids asked how he would get out of his box???? Not sure we told them, guess that is part of the magic.  So Friday night we all went to sleep and Elfie managed to get out of his box and get a small Wall-E bag and make his way to the front door, where he used the bag as a sleeping bag and slept on top of the front door by the window.  When the kids woke up Saturday morning they were surprised and delighted to find he had moved. 

Saturday we went to the park and when we were gone all day.  When we got home Elfie had climbed up on top of the kitchen cabinets and got into one of the kids toys.  It took a while for the kids to find him, since he was up high watching them.

Next for Elfie, since we finished the Christmas tree on Saturday night was I guess to make himself feel good in our tree at the top next to the Doggy Angel.

So now that it has been a few days and Elfie has been adopted by us, I think he is starting to feel a little more comfortable being around the C's.  He is starting to get closer and try to be around them more.
Just look at where he was Monday morning when the kids got up.
He was hanging on by the window where the kids do their schoolwork.  From this spot he could look out front, look at the kids doing school work, look into the kitchen and the living room too.  It was a good high spot to keep track of the kids and report back to the Jolly ol Fat Man.

Well when I got up for work this morning, it didn't even occur to me to go look for him and see if he had moved.  But when I walked into the kitchen and found this
I wondered what in the world was going on.  Elfie had left the kids a treat.  I guess since the C's had been so good since he had been there, he decided to give them a Christmas book to read.  Now he did make a mess with the Cheerios but, I can over look that.  But I still wasn't sure where he was until I got ready to walk out the door and as I was walking down the stairs I found him
Sitting on the chandelier.  This is another elevated area in which he can see a lot of the house and keep an eye on the C's.

So as I passed by Elfie this morning, I gave him a friendly nod hello and a wink to let him know, I knew about the mess in the kitchen but I was going to make him clean it up.  Told him to have a nice day and hang in there.  Sometimes the C's can get a little crazy. 

This is going to be a wild ride and I will keep you updated on Elfie's happenings.


P.S.  No matter the reason you celebrate Christmas, getting The Elf on the Shelf can be a fun thing for parents and children.  I highly recommend getting one and I was not paid or compensated for that comment.

Also click the GIVEAWAY tab up top to go enter my TWO giveaways..

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10 comments:

Erin November 30, 2010 at 6:25 PM   Reply to

I WANT ONE. Such a cute story. But Elfie kind of gave me the creeps when he moved and was watching the kids. My elf might have to live in one spot-because I could see Dru putting it on my night stand and him watching me sleep.

A Daddy Blog November 30, 2010 at 6:54 PM   Reply to

Believe it or not I entered a contest for one of these today, and I almost never do contests. It's a cute idea, Scott. If I don't win I'll probably buy one. My mom has a couple just like this we had when I was a kid. Ooops, gotta run. M is eating the dogs food. Must be hungry. Later!

A Daddy Blog November 30, 2010 at 6:56 PM   Reply to

Oh... a follow up for Erin who commented above. If she thinks the thought of the elf watching her when she sleeps is creepy, she needs to check out what my wife wants to buy:

http://adaddyblog.com/2010/11/sing-a-ma-jigs-cute-or-creepy/

Merrie December 1, 2010 at 1:05 AM   Reply to

I love the elf idea, but my kids are pretty much near the end of the Santa threat. (Per my post tonight.) I'll miss that. Really really will.

Linsey December 1, 2010 at 6:23 AM   Reply to

I love that and am totally getting one. What a fun, fantastic thing to get the kids involved all month long and encourage good behavior. I think I will order one online today. Thanks for the fun post!

Alex Johnson December 1, 2010 at 8:40 AM   Reply to

I still can't figure out how Elfie managed to move...

Magic indeed. :P

The Zany Housewife December 2, 2010 at 9:45 PM   Reply to

Elfie must be in cahoots with our garden gnome Nimbus. Crazy fecker.

My daughter loves Llama Llama Red Pajama. How's the new book?

Maranda December 5, 2010 at 12:41 PM   Reply to

LOL! That is awesome. I'm on the verge of buying one thanks to this post!

Heather December 6, 2010 at 4:55 PM   Reply to

We have an ELFIE too! He likes to hide in the Christmas tree a lot. He decided to jump out of the lamp the other day and land on the floor which caused mass hysteria in our house because you can't touch him. Kevin saved Elfie with a piece of paper and told him to pay better attention and quit jumping out of things. :)

Jenny Georgio-who February 15, 2012 at 1:36 PM   Reply to

I just saw this post and I think I'm going to get one for D next year. She'll be 2.5 by then and probably more aware of the Jolly Fat Guy...

I often wonder at what age do people start doing holiday oriented things with their kids...

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