Ok so maybe I should have blogged about this earlier however the Christmas season had me so busy with orders and looking after Elfie, that my blog feel by the way side. But now that the 'silly season' is finished I thought I would show you what fun, (not messy, not naughty) adventures our Elf got up too.
When I first saw Elf on the Shelf I wondered did I really want to invite an Elf into our house to make a mess of things, draw on my kids face and generally do all the cheeky stuff I tell my kids not to do, that I saw being put all over facebook
In 2013 I ummed and ahhed and as the Christmas season went passed there was a niggly thought in the back of my mind that my kids would love an Elf to visit but with 2 babies only 14 months apart It was all to hard to wrap my head around.
However this Christmas 2014 I decided that I would give it a go, however I had words with our Elf. There would be no shenanigans, no elaborate time consuming pranks, Elfie had about 15 minutes each night to execute his adventure, as any more than that and the magic would wear thin for this sleep deprived mum of four.
I wondered whether it would really bring any more excitement to the already exciting time of Christmas, I wondered whether my 1 and 2 year old would love it like my 7 and 9 year old.
What I found was that the kids loved it, from the 2 year old through to the 9 year (The 1 year old loved it to, just differently he just wanted to get his hands on Elfie and as all EOTS participants would know - you cant touch Elfie. But The other thing I learnt was I loved it too. It put a new spark to my days, watching the kids respond to "Elfie's Advetures"
The pure joy I heard when our daughter found "elfie flying"
Each morning our 2 and 7 year old would wake up at 6am (like they normally do) and go running around the house together to find Elfie, they would giggle and laugh together at what "elfie was doing' They would jump excitedly when Elfie bought them a present. Then they would wait patiently until Miss 9 would wake up. Now Miss 9 loves her sleep in the morning and normally It is a challenge to get her out of bed on school mornings, but not with Elfie. 7am would roll around and she would be up to see Elfie. Make sure I took a photo then tell me to pop "Elfie in his favourite spot" (The top of the tree so Mr J (1) and Miss K (2) would not be able to touch.
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