Monday, November 5, 2012
Should We or Shouldn't We????
He's so cute!
I love to think of the kids' faces as they search the house looking for the elf every morning.
What a fun tradition! Aren't I always rambling on and on about not having enough traditions?
I could stretch my creative muscles to think of new and funny ways to hide him.
If I hide him well enough, maybe the kids won't find him for a few days but they would use all their free time searching instead of fighting with each other.
So, you're telling me that in addition to making lunches, redding up, Christmas shopping, planning and decorating, that I have to REMEMBER to hide this guy EVERY night for a month?
I fear the wrath if this elf gets "hidden" in the same spot more than once. My kids are old enough to call that BS out.
Some people have gotten sooooo creative with their elf that there are blogs dedicated to this tomfoolery...Pinterest boards, websites (sometimes inappropriate...get him outta your liquor cabinet and the Barbie bin, for Pete's sake)! That bar is set pretty high, my friends. Not that my kids would judge me, but I would. I would.
I would be setting myself up for every year to come. As much as I long for traditions, I'm kind of a commitment phobe. Can you do Elf on the Shelf just one time? Or is that opening a 15 year long door?
Don't get me started on the whole "There's an elf watching me, so I better be good" concept!
See what I mean about torturing myself? Clearly, I'm making too big of a thing out of this. Can't I just plop him on the mantle? Do you wish you would've started something like this years ago? Do you regret starting this? Do you have a similar tradition that you like better? The clock is ticking, people...