Wela and BobBob recently went on a quest and found an Elf on the Shelf for Ro and Ree. The girls were tickled pink, named him Elfala (they’re a little ambiguous about his/her gender), and can’t wait to figure out where he’s hiding every morning.
We don’t do the whole “you can’t touch the elf” or “the elf tells Santa if you do something naughty” malarkey that it talks about in the accompanying book (I never have been good at following other people’s rules, heh). In our house Santa is just a fun, jolly guy who fills the stockings and brings one great present on Christmas – there’s no spying on children to see if they’re naughty or nice, or taking gifts away, or delivering coal. And now Elfala ties into the fun by hiding somewhere in the house every morning. When Ro and Ree find him they get to add something to their Christmas lists and then Elfala magically heads out each night to make sure that Santa hears about the lists and also gets a chuckle from something good/sweet/cute that the girls did. I just grin to see them holding Elfala over the lists saying “Now see, Elfala, do you see what I wrote here?”
And it is AWESOME to see what they write on their lists. That’s the best part.
Can you decipher Ro’s list?:
In case the spelling is a smidge too creative, Ro is interested in the life-size Rapunzel doll, a map book with the whole world, the giant lollipop (we saw some of these in HomeGoods recently), recipe for my birthday (hm? I think she heard that Ree wrote recipe on her list and decided to go for it also), toy numbers (I’m a little vague on this one too)
How about Ree’s?
Ree would like a lava lamp, pretend kitchen to cook, recipe for baking cup cakes, blue hoppy ball, and leotard that’s blue.
Hee! Once these lists are done, they’re going in the keepsake box for sure. I heart these lists. In the meantime, it’s a fun elfin hide and seek each morning.