Sigh … ever since I heard about these little guys, I have been 100% against them.
I think they are kind of creepy looking …
I think they are a lot of work, coming up with all the ideas to place them each day …
And I think it’s weird when people make them do things like … well, just google “elf on the shelf” or even “naughty elf on the shelf.” It’s weird and creepy and certainly NOT for kids.
But then I saw this story about a mom and dad who dedicate November (or Dinovember) to convincing their kids that their toy dinosaurs come to life while they are sleeping. Why? According to this article, “Because in the age of iPads and Netflix, we don’t want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination.”
I kind of love that. A lot. Like A LOT A LOT.
And because I’ve been thinking of Christmas a lot already and trying to bring Christmas back to the wonder and spirit of the season and away from the hurry-hurry and the gimme-gimme of it all, I thought once again of this little guy.
I’m considering it … I think Alli might get a kick out him, and I think Aubrey and Sydney might like to take turns helping me with him. I don’t know. I’ve been so against him for a while now … can I really do a 180 and bring the little creeper into our house and traditions?
What do you think? Do you have an Elf on the Shelf or something like it? How do you keep the magic of Christmas? Wanna vote on whether my family gets an elf? 🙂