The kids woke up, got dressed for church …. about an hour after they were awake “little brother”… happened to look up and see something. With a huge smile on his face, “Wook the Elf is here”. The kids were pretty excited to see him just HANGING out this morning.
Still time to grab your own Elf On The Shelf if you would like to start this tradition as well.
Growing up our family had an Elf that came to visit our house. It was the highlight of my year by far. Christ was the center of Christmas for our family but my Mom and Dad also let Santa bring us one gift, and fill our stocking with treats. But having the family Elf come was almost more exciting than Santa. His name was Chubs and he would come pop his head in the window and peek to see if we were being good. Then quick as a flash he was gone again.
So last year I decided to start a tradition in our own home Elf On the Shelf. The story tells how Santa needs helpers to write his naughty or nice list and this new little elf will come stay at your house till Christmas. He will only move at night and each day you will find him some place new. He can not talk per Santa’s orders, but is always watching to make sure you are good.
I read the book Elf On the Shelf to my kids (and my Nephews) last night. They LOVED IT and were even more excited about the elf that is going to live at our house the next 25 days. They named him Chubs Jr after Grandmas elf… and they are full of excitement to see where he will be each day.
You might also find this post helpful… 14 Reasons Why The Elf On The Shelf Did Not Move. Just in case your Elf does not move one night it is always good to be prepared and know why ;).
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