I must say, I loved the idea of the Elf on the Shelf. However, what I’m not loving is the pressure to deliver every night! It has turned into a case of keeping up with the Jones’ and instead of “my kid is better than your kid” it has become “my elf is better than your elf”.
I try to keep the elf hijinks somewhat simple, yet cute. Walter can’t get into too much trouble; I think he should be setting somewhat of an example since he is supposed to be reporting back to Santa on my kids behavior. Here are a few of my favorite things we found Walter doing last year:
|Curling up with Pooh Bear for story time|
|Going to the drive in theater with another elf friend|
|Mixing up some reindeer food|