How is it that my gorgeous bust is looking so hip in her scarf?
Anyway, let me introduce one of my most beloved Christmas decorations. This little guy has been around for longer than I have. My mom put him out every year and I've always loved him. He still brings me joy each season.
Which is perhaps why I adore Elf on a Shelf so much!
For those of you who are unfamiliar with this new Christmas tradition, Elf on a Shelf is a book you can purchase that comes with its own little elf. Basically the idea is that the elf has come to observe your kids. He is not allowed to speak to them but they may talk to him. The only rule is that they cannot touch him or his magic disappears and he will not be able to go back to the North Pole each night to report to Santa how they've been behaving.
Now, I'm not overly fond of children obeying for the sake of pleasing Santa...however, what I love about this guy is that he is a wee bit naughty and he gets into some trouble here and there. Each evening while the kids sleep he is free to roam around your home. There is no end to what sort of mischief he gets himself involved in. We started this game last year and my kids enjoyed it but it is certainly something you have to plan ahead a bit. So this year I will post a photo of our elf's nightly endeavours and if you want to copy our ideas, feel free!
Our elf, of course, is named Buddy.
He will make his first appearance tomorrow.