It’s that time of year again, where I keep myself busy at an already busy time of year and add to the Christmas stress with our own version of ‘elf on the shelf”. Now I appreciate you either love it or hate it. In our house we love it, it creates some magic / fun to a dull cold month and it has become one of our family Christmas traditions. Though I have to admit there is nothing more annoying than just as you are get into bed – realising you haven’t done the damn elves. The boys really love it, they start the count down in Nov and still ‘believe’!
We do it our own way – I personally found the original ‘Elf on the shelf’ creepy and some of the ideas that go with it weird. So we got creative and have Elfie the reindeer and mischief the elf who come and visit us every day throughout Dec! They are hugged and played with though out the day. At bedtime the boys say good night and placed them by the fireplace for Elfie to carry mischief back to father Christmas on his back. When the boys come down in the morning they discover what mischief they have created.
So far this year …
DAY 1 – arrival from the north pole with advent calendars/letter.
Day 2 – Elfie and Mischief have played O AND X on the back door.
DAY 3 – Gone crazy with the toilet roll though out the house leading to Mischief turning Elfie into a mummy. (Christopher is studying the Egyptians at the moment).
Day 4 – Mischief is on a raft made out of toilet rolls and Elfie is fishing. (Louie loves water and boats!)
Day 5- Breakfast chaos!
DAY 6- Duplo building
DAY 7 – They have some wings to help them fly, however have crashed landed.
Thinking maybe coloured milk in the fridge for breakfast as tomorrow’s!
Love Emma xxx