We welcomed with open hearts and minds “Shelfy,” an Elf on the Shelf.
If you haven’t heard of the phenomenon that is taking over families early this Christmas season, I’ll fill you in! Elf on the Shelf
( visit the official webpage: http://www.elfontheshelf.com/ ) arrives to your family prior to Christmas and is adopted by the children officially naming your elf and then each day your elf sits watch over the childrens’ behaviour and reports back to Santa each night (magically flying to and from the North Pole) whether the kids have been naughty or nice that day.
The exciting part for the kids (or more so for the adults) are the shinanigans the elf gets into each night and the excitement of little eyes trying to find where their elf has ended up upon his/her arrival back home from the North Pole.
Over the course of the last 6 nights, “Shelfy” has had some great moments in our house while we have slept:
Putting on Cinderella’s wedding dress and getting married to the Gingerbread man.
Our oldest daughter (4 yrs old) spoke to “Shefly” the other night and then put a container of sparkly flower stickers and gems (along with a glue stick) so that “Shelfy” could decorate the top of her hat (as it came pompom-less). The next morning, her hat was prettified (if that is a word) with a note especially for our thoughtful daughter.
I can’t wait to see what else our little “Shelfy” will get into over the course of the next 17 nights (maybe snow angels in flour on the kitchen counter, or eating all of the Christmas cookies and leaving only crumbs…the ideas are endless).