We don’t own an Elf on the Shelf, but this time of year Pinterest and blogs are full of creative ideas on things cute little antics for the Elves. I’ve chuckled more than a few times at some of the ideas parents have come up with.
However, there is something I don’t quite understand. If the whole idea of Elf on the Shelf is for the elf to watch kids and then give Santa a naughty or nice report on the children, why are the elves put in positions of looking naughty themselves? Shouldn’t they be setting good examples for the children they have been tasked to watch?
Examples. . . . .
Yes, I know Elf on the Shelf is a fun way of passing the time until Christmas arrives. I think in many if not most cases, it’s most fun for the adults in the house. Even though we’ve chosen to not participate in the Elf on the Shelf craze, I have no doubt that coming up with fun and creative ideas for the elves, setting them up and waiting for the kids to find them brings a lot of laughter to homes. I’m also sure that parents are spending time explaining how the elves antics should not be practiced by the children in the house. Still, I can’t help but wonder how many parents have found their kids doing the exact thing their elf on the shelf did the day before?
Elf or no elf, I hope all are having a wonderful holiday season full of smiles and laughter.