Since I have made friends with other moms I learn of the little things they do to create sweet memories for their children. Over the past couple of years I have had several friends tell me about “Elf on the Shelf.” So you send a letter to the north pole and request an elf or several stuffed elves to visit your house for a specific time. Every morning your kids wake up and search for the elf in the house as it has done different “fun” things around your house. I am planning for the holidays now and suggested getting one for my nieces… THEY HAD A FIT!
What was I thinking? These are the same girls that flipped out about the tooth fairy coming in their room while they are sleeping! And actually when I thought about it, who wouldn’t be afraid of the tooth fairy? (Come on, the thought of someone sneaking in your room while you are sleep and reaching under your pillow… yep… I can’t blame them for being freaked out!) I told them about the elf on the shelf and they were intrigued and interested until they heard that the elf would be doing stuff in the house while they are sleep. ABSOLUTELY NOT! I found this conversation to be so hilarious! The oldest girl vowed a solid, “NO”, the middle girl is afraid but curious and the youngest girl is game to go because she knows her sisters will protect her.
It’s all about creating memories right? RIGHT! I went on amazon.com and ordered my elf on the shelf for the 2013 holidays! Of course I’ll post the adventures of “elf on the shelf” when they begin in November!