Let’s talk Elf on the Shelf

Do you have a love or hate relationship with your Elf on the Shelf? Or maybe the better question is with everyone else’s elf? It seems to me those onry elves are coming earlier and earlier to everyone else’s houses; before long, they will be Halloween elves or Easter elves. PLEASE! Elf makers, don’t mistake that as a request.

I’m lucky in that our elf, Twinkle, comes to our house as a well-behaved elf and is only sent to observe and report back to Santa. And that’s exactly what she does. We had a talk with her when she first came to our home, and laid down the law. If she misbehaves, my girls are to report it to Santa immediately.

Mama runs a tight ship and there is no elf tomfoolery. Yeah, yeah, I know – BoRiNg!!! My kids tell me all the time about all the fun and crazy things their friends’ elves are doing. Honestly Moms & Dads, who has time for that?

There must be a bajillion elf mischief pins on Pinterest, but crafting a hang glider and figuring out all the details of how to pull it off or making a treasure hunt with clues hidden around the house to find are exhausting after working all day. Don’t get me wrong, Twinkle moves every night, brings gifts, even joy rides with Barbie occasionally, not to mention the tiny pjs we sewed for her to make her feel at home, but Mom friends, I beg of you, take it easy on us less creative elf owners.

Oh, but wait, it doesn’t end there, now you can incorporate a reindeer and dog into the mix – great! THREE things to move. If you are really ambitious, you can add an elf for each child. All this peer pressure! No thanks, I’m standing strong on this one, one elf, and no shenanigans. How about your house? Send me your best Elf on the Shelf pictures at cathysummers@ccb-media.com. Maybe, your creativity will melt my tiny Grinch heart.

About Cathy Summers

Cathy Summers is the Midday Host on 99.9 The Q and Afternoon Host on Cape Country 104.



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