So I know I am totally late on this whole elf on the shelf craze, but I finally decided that our family could not possibly live without an elf. My son is only one and would probably rather chew on the elf than wake up in the morning to see what mischievous pranks the elf has pulled off. I stumbled upon a 30% discount code for bookworm.com and so I ended getting my elf for the bargain price of $20.96…so I could not pass it up. I figured if anything at least I would have it for next year when he might be a little more intrigued by the elf.
I follow a lot of blogs and I have found there are several different opinions on “The Elf”.
The mom that doesn’t do the whole elf thing. Like I said earlier, until this year, I did not have the slightest interest in the elf, but I also did not have a child. Some moms out there in the blog world feel that their children are so perfectly well-behaved that they do not need an elf living in the home with them to report back to santa (don’t tell anyone but no child is perfectly well-behaved). Other moms say that their children believe in Jesus…no need for an elf…Hello people, your child can have an elf and believe in Jesus too…my child will. Then there are the moms that have better things to spend $30 on…these moms I can understand.
The lazy elf mom. This mom was most likely given an elf as a gift. This mom has no desire to really own an elf and consider it to be a huge success just to move the elf each night.
The elf mom with good intentions. This mom bought the elf with every intention of showing up the other moms that have posted photos of their elves on Facebook, twitter and pinterest. While she has good intentions, she cannot bring herself to throwing marshmallows or flour all over her house, or bake cookies after the kids have gone to bed. This mom actually would just rather her elf came to life and cleaned her house and did all of her laundry for her.
The classic overachiever elf mom. This mom spends hours planning out and executing over the top activities for her elf. This mom makes flour and marshmallow messes, turns her elf into spiderman so that she can hang him from the ceiling, toilet papers the entire Christmas tree, creates an elf sized hot air balloon and removes all the ornaments from the tree only to have to put them back on the next day. These and other over the top activities guarantee that her babies will have the merriest of Christmases. You can almost be sure that this mom has extra elves in storage so that she can pass one on to each of her children so that they can create their own special memories with their kids one day. This my friends is the elf mom that I will aspire to be…once my kid is old enough to realize that the elf actually moved…in the meantime I will be the mom who simply leaves her elf on the fireplace mantle and sits on the couch sipping on wine and catching up on my DVR.
For those of you that are contemplating welcoming this little mischievous stranger into your home for the holidays, there is an Amazon deal for the next four days which gives you $25 to spend at Bookworm.com (where I purchased my elf) for $12. You could use this deal to purchase The Elf on the Shelf or any other books for that matter, either way this deal is too good to pass on!
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You can also get 30% off your first order (up to 3 books) at Bookworm.com by using the discount code bookworm30.
Below are photos with some ideas for Elf on the Shelf activities. Some I found online and others are my friends’ handy work. Check them out and comment if you’d like. I’d love to hear other creative ideas that my elf could do…for next year of course.
North Pole 500
Trapped in the room
Elf takes a sick day
Elf plays Angry Birds
Late Night Snack
Elf builds a tree house
Hot Air Balloon
Toilet paper th