My kids are seven and nine and have never had Elf on the Shelf. It seems like you need start this before your kids can even read and to do it for always. I missed the boat on it a long time ago and thought the opportunity had passed. Then I saw the flux of ideas on Pinterest (of course) that show the Elf doing all kinds of wacky things and had to give in. The Athlete and The Princess are just on the cusp of being too big, but they have the best sense of wonder and enthusiasm that makes this perfect for them. We’re having such a good time this week with our new pal, Arthur and the added bonus of The Princess getting out of bed without being asked so she can search for Arthur is fan.tas.tic. And hearing her say the word "hilarious" is pretty great, too.
I hope your days are merry and bright, too!
He came in for a crash landing and got stuck in the dining room chandelier
Using a holiday photo as a canvas to improve his art skills
He borrowed the dog’s reindeer ears for a dress up party with the Christmas bears