Monday, December 12, 2011

The Elf on the Shelf..a blessing and a curse!

Yes, we love the Elf on the Shelf around my house and I have to say, it's been great when trying to get the kids to behave.  His name is Gordan, the kids named him after Jeff Gordan, and he comes out every year the day after Thanksgiving, and flies home on Christmas Eve until the next year.  This idea has been a curse and a blessing.  Those of you who do this know.... you're lying in bed, dead asleep, and suddenly, you'll wake up in a panic....did I move Gordan? (insert any Elf name here).  Then, you have to get out of your warm bed at some absurd hour to run out and move the darn elf.  For those of you who aren't familiar, the story is the elf flies up to the North Pole to tell Santa about how good, or bad, the kids behaved that day.  In the morning, he flies back to another spot where he will sit and watch the kids throughout the day.  (It really freaked out my oldest the first year we did it!)  Well if you don't move it at night, the kids get really upset the next day.  Like I said, a blessing and a curse.  Gordan sits in the standard places, the Christmas tree, the mantel, up on the kitchen counter, but some people go all out with theirs.  My friend, Ali, has quite a following on Facebook of people who want to see what her Elf does each day.  Here's a few pictures of all the amazing adventures her elf takes.  If only I was that creative!!!!  Let me know the best place your elf has been......

 This elf has fun!

Don't forget to look at last Friday's post to see how to enter the giveaway for the Tory Burch giftcards.  The first winner will be drawn today!

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