I'm speaking of the "Elf on the Shelf." Have you heard of him/her? Where was he when I was a kid?
I had heard of him/her before.....however, I had never seen him in action.....UNTIL THIS YEAR!
It seems that he returns to the "North Pole" each night and gives Santa a report......of who has been Naughty or NICE.
When he comes back to our house.....he usually engages in all kinds of activities for the rest of the night....But when the kids wake up, the little fella is REAL quite!!
This little elf of ours......has been named "Tinsel" and he has REALLY been busy this year! Perhaps it's because he isn't familiar with this house! I didn't give him a key...but he somehow has managed to follow the kids.....right here to
Pop's and Shug's home.
just this morning.....Tori found him in my gumball machine! He had been busy during the night...taking the blue gumballs out of the machine! He had several lined up and who knows what his intentions were.
I sure hope I can get the gumball machine put back together!!!! You see.....this elf....does not clean up after himself. Whatever mess he makes the night before, I have to clean up.
Night before last....."Tinsel" decided to go Zip-lining across the living room.
Other things that he has done includes.....spending the night in our huge marshmallow jar, which sits beside the hot chocolate maker. One night, he lined up all of Tori's stuffed animals and sorted out M&M's to them. One got all red, the other all green, another....all yellow and so forth.
I promised Tori that I wouldn't show a picture of this.....but last week, he took the kid's underwear out their dresser drawers and he hung them on the tree.....Oh what a sight this was!!!! Our Christmas tree was loaded down with undies!!
It's always interesting to see what he has done! The best thing that I see about this deal is......Tori hops up out of bed each morning with no delays. She's not a big morning person, and it takes a while to get her moving......but not when "Tinsel" is hanging around.
How about you all......do you have a teeny, tiny fella hanging around your home?
Hopefully.....your elf in not the one that has come up missing!!
Hope you all enjoy this day!