The holiday season, despite all the stress it brings, still has to be my favorite time of the year. There’s the annual ornament exchange –and yay! I’m done making mine! There’s the usual stress of shopping, the endless deluge of christmas music (or what passes for it these days), decorations, parties, ugly sweaters and the beautiful magic the holiday brings.
I’ll be one to tell you that yes, I firmly believe in Santa Claus and the Spirit of the Season. I absolutely love and stick to as many family traditions that I can no matter how cheesey.
This year, I decided upon the Elf on the Shelf. OMG. He was beyond excited when I told him that one of Santa’s elves was coming over to stay with us for a while. We opened the box to find that “Elf” had written him a nice letter of welcome that went like this:
My name is “Elf” I live at the North Pole with Santa Claus. But this year, I finally get my dream job of getting to come live with you until Christmas. Every night while you sleep, I go back to tell Santa what a good boy you are being. I also get to see my friend Meece, who watches over your cousins K and K every year. I hope you and I become great friends. I am looking forward to telling Santa great things about you!
Your new friend, Elf
The first day was a little rough since the elf was still in his box and J wanted him out. It was difficult in explaining why the elf couldn’t be touched. Getting him to sleep was more difficult, since he kept sneaking out to see if the elf had left to go see Santa yet for the night. As soon as I knew he was asleep, the elf was able to be broken free of his box. (I got cute video of him asking the elf to please give a good report to Santa and bidding him goodnight)
The next morning the first thing J did instead of coming in to wake up up to say good morning was to see if the elf had indeed gotten out of his box yet, and sure enough, he had. He then rushed in to tell us. It was later in the morning that J and I sat and watched the DVD movie about the elf and by the time it was done, J had finally picked out a name.
He is now officially Trofee. He is all registered and officially adopted by our family. So yes, for at least the next few weeks, it would appear that I will be missing out on just a little sleep. But I’m happy to do it.
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