We have an Elf on the Shelf that visits our house starting the day after Thanksgiving, and leaves for the last time on Christmas Eve. He is one of Santa's helpers that reports back good behavior (we try to deemphasize the whole "if you're bad you don't get any presents" because that's not how it works here :P). We talk to the girls about how excited Santa will be to hear about all the nice things they're doing. Mostly I think they're just excited to figure out where the elf is hiding each day! The first couple of days Michael and I were kinda slackers in the "hide the elf" department, but we're starting to get a teensy bit creative. Yesterday he was hanging out by the dry erase board and had drawn a couple of Christmas trees (I didn't get a picture because I was sleeping 97% of the day ;)).
|Gettin his yoga on|
|That creepy little grin...not sure what to make of it...|