Last year, I heard from an acquaintance about the elf on the shelf. I mean, Elf on the Shelf – apparently, the elf is worthy of capitalization. What a fun idea! I thought, and I rushed to the nearest Hallmark store where I found our Elf waiting for us, for just $30. Huh, $30? For an 8-inch elf? What the fudge?! But of course I bought one immediately. I mean, God forbid my children be deprived the joy of an Elf. Our Elf was christened Snuggle, which is what happens when you put a 4-year-old in charge of naming, and he spent the next 3 weeks hiding all over our house, which Zippy enjoyed immensely.
Thank goodness for social media, otherwise I wouldn’t have learned that an Elf is supposed to do much more than just hide. And there are all sorts of on-line resources for fun ideas – my faves being pinterest and this cheat-list at Blossom Bunkhouse. This news came to my attention right around Thanksgiving, just in time for Snuggle to get his act together. So, here is what Snug has been up to the last two weeks.
|Dec. 2: Apparently, Snuggle loves The Incredibles as much as Zippy does. “I think Snuggle must’ve gotten that felt from Santa’s workshop!”|
|Dec. 3: In the hermit crab cage…hope he doesn’t get bitten|
|Dec 4: Hoods make cozy hammocks!|
|Dec 6: “Snow” angels|
|Dec. 7: Undies on the tree! (The full picture is much better, but I think my husband might kill me if I post a photo of his underwear on the internet)|
|Dec. 9: All the blood is rushing to my head!!!|
|Dec. 10: Hi-Ho, T-Rex! Awayyyy! Since Bee’s rex-o-phobia has returned, this was a great way to ensure he didn’t touch the Elf (you know, and steal its Magic).|
|Dec. 11: Even Elves need a break.|
|Dec. 12: Candy-cane swing. Yes, I may have had too much time on my hands that day.|
|Dec. 13: Snuggle delivered a book about the Christmas story.|
|Day 14: Embellishing our gingerbread village|
|Dec. 15: Yum!|