My daughter thinks he's a "baby" and she keeps trying to snuggle him. My 5 year old is having conniptions trying to keep her away so she doesn't ruin the "magic". Crap.
I'm going to have to find better (higher) hiding spots.
But, Evan has a blast looking for the elf every day. My kids and their happiness is the only reason I keep doing this. Not saying that they wouldn't be happy without it, but no matter how exhausted I am at the end of the day, I like to put forth just a tiny bit of extra effort to make their day.
I like that it's so easy to do right now. One day, hopefully far away from now, it won't be so easy.
One day, they won't be so quick to believe in our man-made-magic.
So, I'm going to enjoy these moments when they're young and hopefully give them lots of wonderful memories that will last them a lifetime.
I know some people aren't fans of the Elf or even fans of going all out. Does it matter what another Mom does? It shouldn't.
I've read some blogs (more than one), lots of things on Pinterest and Facebook about how the Elf is annoying and the Moms that go all out are annoying.
Seriously. Get over it. Let it go. To each their own.
There are so many critical viewpoints about one little Elf. If you haven't looked it up, try it. Some of it's funny...some of it is just plain judgemental and kind of mean.
Either way, we are going to keep doing what we do in our home, you go ahead and do the same in yours. I'm pretty sure that no matter what you decide to do, each child will grow up just fine and dandy.
Alfred decided to bring our family The Polar Express book.
We love the movie here, so it's nice to have the book version finally!
He's so nice.
What he is planning for tomorrow is related to this story.
Alfie is the nicest, creepy elf around.
I'm still getting ready for our RACK days.
Sounded super easy and fun when I first started planning. Now, I'm finding that there are tons of tiny details I looked over and have to keep running to the store to retrieve.
Last night, I ran to the dollar store for cookie trays. That way, when I donate a tray of treats to the fire department, I don't have to worry about going back for my tray (I have some nice ones, OK?). I worry about stupid stuff.
I still have yet to make the calendar that will hold our daily activities...or the cards to put in/on the calendar that state our daily activities.
I have today and tomorrow left. Think I'll finish?
I think, maybe not.
BUT, I did get most of my Christmas shopping accomplished. Not half-arsed this year like it has been in the past years. I've actually purchased stuff people will really like!
Ok. That's all I have.
Elf time- Small rant on Mothers that rage on other Mothers- and Christmas stuff.
My life is full of excitement and fun.