Thursday, December 13, 2012

The Elf on the Shelf

You love it or hate it.............

I wanted to blog last night but was way to tired from standing in line for 3 hours in the freezing cold waiting for Santa!! But that's another blog post!!

So we got our selves a Little Elfie!!! Her name is Ginger. I saw these last year but never paid them much mind. This year everyone and I mean everyone is posting about The Elf on the Shelf on FB & blogs. My daughters teachers have one in the 1st grade class rooms. So what kind of mother would I be to not have one in the house! Right? Hubby & I went to Target and got our Elf & put it in the mail box. We told the kids it was sent in the mail by the Big Man himself (Santa). They were so excited to they couldn't for Ginger to come out of her box.

When Hubby was a little boy they had a Magic Mice. The mice would color in a coloring book every night while the 4 kids were sleeping. I thought this was kinda the same & would be a cute tradition for our family.

Our Ginger doesn't get into too much trouble. She just kinda bounces around from shelf to shelf & even got a hold of my lip gloss and an ipod. I'm not down with her making a mess or anything. I have a friend who posted a picture yesterday and her ELF Toilet Papered the living room!! Too funny. I see so many posts all over the internet of the Elf doing bad things. It's funny but I don't want to give my kids any ideas!!

My girls even made me sew a skirt for Ginger. I had to use a Barbie doll since I wasn't allowed to touch her. So I said our ELF didn't get into too much trouble but she did make a facebook fan page!! LOL you can check it out here!  Hahaaa I know tooo much right!! Well she took the girls ipod and took a bunch of pictures of herself & downloaded a bunch of 1st grade games for the girls. My son, who is 11 said it would be funny if she made a FB account! Hmmmm... well that gave me an idea. I thought it would be a great place to share ELF stories and pictures!! Though someone said they can't post on there :( i think I need 30 Followers first??

So what do you think of the ELF on the Shelf?? Creepy or Cute??? I think it's fun! I love how the girls wake up in the morning and after they get dressed they run downstairs looking all over for Ginger! It's a fun game for them. As parents it's our job to keep the little ones entertained and happy. I will admit there's been many nights when I have forgotten about her & thanks to good ole Facebook, I 'd be reminded. I pop on FB just before bed while taking the doggies outside. I'll always see people posting their ELF then I'm like " OMG I totally forgot about mine!!

Now how in the world to you get rid of your kids for the night with this ELF you're not suppose to touch?? I really wanted to go see Breaking Dawn part 2 and needed the kids to sleep over my parents house for this date night. Well thankfully Ginger was placed on this candle from the night before. I picked the candle up and placed her & the candle in a bag. When I got to my parent house I just put the candle with Ginger still attacked on their TV!! Left them with finding spots for the weekend!! LOL it was fun for the kids that even Ginger got to have sleepover party!!!

Well that's out ELF story!! I'd love to here what your Elf's name is!! Please check out the FB page if you'd like. I will be using that page for this blog after Christmas!!

Have a Wonderful day!!
xoxo LisaMarie

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