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WeKnowStuff WeKnowStuff 3 years
We didn't do the Elf until last year when our kids came home crying from school. We're a sucker for tears, so we caved. I guess we're just surprised at all of the Elf-haters out there. We don't judge people who don't dig the Elf, so we would hope that they wouldn't judge us for having fun with it. My husband and I have a blast trying to figure out what to do each night - some nights are completely lame because we're too tired to care, but others are really cool, think ziplining with Wonder Woman and Spiderman! These are some really great ideas - we have a few more for you over at our site too: http://www.weknowstuff.us.com/we-know-stuff/2013/11/elf-on-the-shelf-idea-chart.html
kjforce kjforce 3 years
We have been doing the Elf for years...and as the children get older, figuring out where and what has to keep up with age appropriate. One night I was trying to figure where to put him and decided to put him in the freezer...when the kids found him the next morning, they figured he was homesick, it made him all the more lovable and "real ". Our cat started a habit of carrying him around the house, so sometimes none of us can find him...I think the " Elf " is a beautiful memory to plant in ones' mind.
BarbaraOlson96135 BarbaraOlson96135 3 years
Isn't it sort of counter intuitive to have an Elf that is supposed to be watching over children for naughty and nice behavior, to be doing all sorts of naughty things around the house?
Meaghan15162213 Meaghan15162213 3 years
It takes more time to read this article & comment on it than it does to set these cute little scenarios up. :)
kelliepancost kelliepancost 3 years
How much free time do you people have? I can barely find the energy to get the tree up!
TracyRauch TracyRauch 3 years
Ha. that spaghetti o's photo is mine :)
Grace-Hitchcock Grace-Hitchcock 4 years
Yoga elf is my favorite! So cute.
Laurelflower Laurelflower 5 years
I think I'll be getting one of these next year!
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