Elf is more experiment than tradition. My husband and I had been following the activities of some other elves in the area and began brainstorming one night. I had NO INTENTION of spending $30 on an elf. Our kids are teens [teen boys] so the cutesy video and book that accompanied it would have been a total waste. Lo and behold, we ventured out to Gertens and stumbled upon The Land of Elf Ornaments. (Mind you, precious shopping hours were lost as we sorted through alien elves and satin elves and felt elves and mini elves - it was more complicated than choosing a pet!) We finally settled on this guy:
We call him "Elf" - quite fitting, if you ask me.
It turns out Elf is a very naughty elf. VERY.
The first night we left him alone, Elf photocopied his naked tushy.
The next night, he stirred up all sorts of trouble with the snowmen of the house and ended up with a black eye.
We had to have a talk with him about the language.
Elf may or may not have gone potty in the milk.
Oh and then there's the day he teepeed the tree.
It reminds me of what it was like with a puppy. I am still haunted by the day I woke to black shreds everywhere... only to realize in horror that Angus had eaten my absolute FAVORITE pair of shoes. It's sorta like that, only this time the kids are being traumatized instead of me.
We woke to this today:
A zip line in the living room.
Needless to say, Tony and I are having a lot of fun after the kids go to bed :)) We have saved THE BEST for last so be sure to check back next week!