Who else has a Christmas elf?
We just got one. Yes, my kids are 7 and 11 and we just heard about the elf this year. I’m a little slow.
Louie is a welcome addition to the family… sometimes.
Sometimes he is naughtier than the leprechaun that visits us in March.
And sometimes he leaves messes for us to clean up. Because I need one more little one to clean up after.
But when he makes messes, he usually does something nice to make up for it. After the flour debacle, we woke up to find him stamping my Christmas cards.
Most of the time he’s good, though. And he keeps us on our toes and on our best behavior. He reports back to Santa, you know.
In the past few weeks, we have found Louie bowling with our fruit,
taking a long soak in a hot tub full of marshmallows,
keeping a watchful eye on Billy the hibernating lizard,
helping himself to some of our Christmas candy,
playing with the gift wrapping,
and swinging from our window blinds.
He is quite the character.
If you’re in the market for an elf, we bought Louie from Amazon. He’s actually called Christopher Pop-in-kins, and I just saw that he’s on sale for $11. There are many variations of Louie. We chose ours because he looked the friendliest to me :)
I post our photos on facebook and tag Christopher, and he always responds with a fun and witty comment:
This may be the last year that Jack believes that Louie reports back to Santa, but I have a feeling that we’ll have fun playing with him for many holiday seasons.
Do you have an elf of the shelf? What kind of trouble does he or she get into?