Elf on the Shelf
This is our first year with Elf on the Shelf and while it has been fun for the kids it is just one more thing for moms to remember to do everyday. One day I forgot to move it and the kids were devastated, yep I am THAT mom. I usually remember as I am laying in bed about to fall asleep that I have to move the damn thing. Once I finally get the kids in bed and they actually fall asleep I am ready for bed! Even though it has been difficult to remember and only slightly a pain in the ass (cleaning the mess it always fun) I love the kids faces in the morning when they find their elf. It does make it worth it. We will be doing this every year; so here are a few ideas for you mommas like me who remember you have to move it at 1 am.
This is how we introduced our Elf since the kids were not sure what it was or the rules to having her in the house. Two Hot Coco cups, Hot Chocolate, Candy Canes and she is sitting on Marshmallows. The kids loved it and the book was a great way to let them know what she does.
Sparkle Hart (our Elf’s name) wanted to help decorate the tree. Wrapping toilet paper around the tree and placing her on top was fun for the kids. They could not wait to show me what she had done.
After about a week of good behavior she brought them Ginger Bread houses to decorate and wrote them a note.
Mickey and Sparkle Hart went on a date and shared a hot coco
A flour snow angel and an update on how many days until Christmas
She made the kids paper airplanes out of dad’s work paper. Our son loves paper airplanes and he was stoked to have an awesome airplane.
A little reminder to be good
She got into the nail polish and wrote the kids a note. Jadyn liked this a lot since she is such a girly girl.
Bungee Jumping for our ceiling fan.
She pooped in my Coffee pot. The kids thought it was so funny that she pooped chocolate!
What are some of your favorite Holiday traditions? Do you do Elf on The Shelf?