AUTHOR: Carolyn Savage | POSTED: December 4, 2012 | COMMENTS: 15 Comments
Discussing Elf on A Shelf tomorrow with Rick and Mary Beth on 101.5 The River! Tune in to hear about the antics that some of these elves go to, to entertain their children!
So, we caved and bought the Elf on A Shelf “kit” that comes with a book and kind of (I hate to say it) a creepy little elf doll. (What’s creepy about it? Well, she’s got no feet for starters. Just stubs. I guess elves don’t need feet? I don’t know?)
Anyways, the whole shindig goes like this…
The elf comes during Christmas time to keep her eyes on the kids, and flies back to the North Pole every night to report on said kids’ behavior to Santa. Each morning (if someone remembers) the Elf goes to a new spot in the house, and it’s the kid’s job to find her when they come down in the morning. It was Mary Kate’s job to name the elf, which is how the poor thing ended up sporting the title of “Daisy”. The only rule is that Daisy the elf can never be touched by a child. Apparently, if Daisy is touched, she loses her magic and flies back to the North Pole.
So far, so good.
We’ve remembered to move Daisy each day. Mary Kate hasn’t upset Daisy by touching her and, I’m thrilled to report, Mary Kate’s buying the whole story (Demonstrated this morning when she was refusing to finish her breakfast and having a tantrum. I reminded her that Daisy was watching, to which she ducked down beneath the cupboards in the kitchen to continue her tantrum screaming, “Daisy can’t see me here!”
Okay…it’s kind of working.
Since this is our rookie year with the Elf on A Shelf, I decided to do a little online research with regards to how creative some of these elves get. What I found was stunning.
Apparently, some elves plan more creative antics during their evening than others.
Here are a few from an amazing website called Lil Boo Blue!
I mean, seriously, how cute it this? I’m loving the site! To check out more of Lil Boo Blue’s Elf ideas please visit her site here!
Happy Elf on A Shelf season!