Since I enjoyed Blogmas so much last year, I decided to join in with Tamy over at Chasing My Life again this year. In keeping with the no stress theme of it all, I probably won’t join in every day. Already, this week (OH, this week. SIGH), I’m somehow working every single day after only planning (never make plans!) on a couple.
I digress. Today’s topic is Elf on the Shelf.
Buddy arrived at our house pretty late as far as the boys’ ages go. After over-ruling my husband on the matter, I brought Buddy home during J’s 5th grade year. His teacher had one for the classroom that moved each night and he kept saying we should get one. So, I went ahead with the idea using some Hallmark “bucks” and coupons to make it happen.
It was well after December 1st and so he’d been “lost in a snow storm” and since we’d just watched the movie Elf, his name immediately became Buddy. He moves each night sometimes getting into a tiny bit of mischief along the way.
And sometimes he brings small gifts. Usually around Saint Nicholas Day because why not mix up all the traditions. This year, I think that’s the day he’ll probably arrive along with a box of his very own breakfast cereal to share.
It’s now simply a tradition to find the elf each morning and my older teenager now sometimes helps with the moving of the elf. However, if I were starting this with young children, I’d definitely go the Kindness Elves route.