My mom purchased The Elf on the Shelf for us four years ago. For the first several years, I dutifully moved the elf every night, and it was pretty fun.
But this year, I started seeing fun ideas online, and I have really stepped up the mischief that our elf pulls. Here are a few shots of the hilarity, including painting the bathroom mirror, and the kids noses, and then being found with a paintbrush, hanging underwear and diapers on the tree, fishing for Goldfish crackers in the toilet, and drawing funny faces on a family portrait. Our elf even brought them Christmas pjs to wear on our Polar Express train ride.
One Sunday, I overheard Little Miss begging Bethaniel to play hide and go seek with her. I told her that perhaps if she went to count in her room while he hid, he would play, as he didn’t want her to see him move. I kept that girl busy for well over an hour playing hide and seek with her elf. It was hard to keep a straight face, but she was really good at finding all of the funny places I hid that doll.
Wondering what I can do that will top all of this… I’ll be using sites like this for ideas. Bwahahahahaha…..