Posted by on Dec 19, 2013 in Christmas Activities, Elf on the Shelf | 0 comments

You’ve just collapsed your weary body onto the couch, snuggled yourself  up in a warm blanket, and are casually reaching for the remote, your wine, or perhaps a good book, when you suddenly remember….YOU. FORGOT. TO. MOVE. THE. ELF. This has been happening more often to me lately, especially this past week. Sometimes I come up with something fun or mischievous for the kids to catch Bob (our elf) doing, while other times I’m lucky to have moved him to a new location without getting caught!

We started the Elf on the Shelf tradition last year, and I’m really glad we did. The boys love searching for him in the morning and it adds just a bit more magic and whimsy to their childhood; isn’t that what being a kid is all about?! It makes me smile to hear my boys whisper to one another when they get up, “come on! Let’s go find Bob!” When they finally do find him, that’s our cue to roll out of bed and feign surprise at Bob’s silly antics.

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The first day Bob returned, he made the boys breakfast: snowman doughnuts and fruit. He also left the boys a note reminding them to be good listeners and to be kind to others.

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Sleeping in the Kleenex box

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Fishing in the tub

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Decorating the kitchen with bows

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Locked out

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Home sick

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T.P rolling

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Train ride

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Cookie diving

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Trapped in a glass (this one took the boys forever to find!!)

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Watching Sesame Street with his morning coffee

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Frolicking in the Poinsettia (the boys were on their way downstairs when I stuffed him in there!)

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Googly eyes!

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Reading a Christmas story to friends

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In the china cabinet

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Rudolph! (I left the googly eyes on from before:))

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Close up of Bob with his Rudolph nose

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Last minute idea…

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Cooking in the play kitchen (another last minute idea…)

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Sack race

I just thought I’d post some of things we’ve done with our elf so far, in hopes of helping another exhausted mommy (or daddy) out!

You can also click on the link to see some of the things Bob has done in the past.

Thanks for stopping by!