I’ll admit – I’m an elfer.
I don’t know if that’s what we’re really called, but I love Elf on the Shelf! Ours is named Macaroni, and came to us in 2008.
BEFORE YOU GO ANY FURTHER – HACK YOUR ELF! Its easy! Its life changing! It makes doing crazy things with your elf SO. MUCH. EASIER! There are a ton out there, but I used this one by Dirty Diaper Laundry. It is definitely worth your time! Your elf with thank you. And will not fall off when put it precarious positions. Awesome.
Anywho. I’d love to say I am super organized and keep a neat calendar that I strictly adhere to, but that’s not how it works around this ranch (literally. I live in single story ranch house). I make a master list and write down any idea that I think is fun, and if/when I have the time/energy, it is easy to reference and put something together. Generally, or at least this week, Macaroni takes it easy on the week days, just moving to and fro….then gets a little more crazy on the weekends.
Here are 8 elfy things Macaroni did this week! Sometimes he did more than one spot in a night – and then I changed my mind (like on day 4 – I decided my two kissing bears might be a little risque for explaining to the kids. No, I’m not a prude….just trying to avoid kid conversation about inter-species kissing)
Day 1 – Macaroni Arrives!
Day 2 – Macaroni gets caught up in Great Gram’s ornament!
I should note – this was a happy accident. As often happens when you bring out ornaments, you reminice and talk, especially about the old ones. This is precious to me – not only did Great Grandma make this (and she’s been gone for many years now) it still has the tag attached. I told the kids that they are the perfect size for hershey kisses (aaaaaannnnnd we found one inside…probably a good four years old. YUCK!). Apparently now Macaroni comes back and fills them up every night. Not sure how that started, but I certainly like the attention it has brought to an old heirloom 🙂
Day 3 – Macaroni eats a choking hazard!
I won’t let my kids eat these because I’m paranoid. But apparently elves can’t choke, so they can eat them!
Day 4 – Macaroni gets caught up in the moment!
Lets just see where this goes – whatever happens, happens.
Day 5 – One of the four major food groups – CANDY!
Day 6 – More fun with kissing bears!
L discovered the bears are actually magnetic, and stuck them to the stove. They thought they’d have more fun up here.
Day 7 – Macaroni gets into Hijinx!
Its a classic, but high impact for kids getting up in the middle of the night.
Day 8 – Macaroni gets a good team together!
To the North Pole! AND BEYOND!