Elf On The Shelf – Day Two
Do you have the tradition of the Elf on the Shelf? The elf usually shows up on December 1st and the story is that there is a special elf that is sent to your home from the North Pole to encourage kids to behave themselves. Santa’s little helper is watching the children all day long, then at night flies back to the North Pole to tell Santa if they have been naughty or nice. He returns early each morning and hides in a different place. The kids are not aloud to touch the elf in our house, or the magic will be gone and Santa won’t come. On Christmas Day, when Santa delivers all the gifts, he gives the elf a ride back to the North Pole only to return next year.
Since my grandkids are staying at our house, Elfie (what they call the elf) showed up at their mom’s house. We Face Timed Elfie and my grandson told Elfie he needs to fly to Grandma and Papa’s house. Lo and behold, Elfie did that while we were gone. The kids found him on the kitchen counter inside a Santa hat. They were so excited. When they woke up in the morning they looked for his hiding place, which they do every day. They found him in the refrigerator, wrapped up in a blanket to keep warm, next to my coffee cream! I had all eyes on me when I made my coffee because they were afraid I was going to touch him and ruin the magic!
So as you can see, this pandemic, as awful as it is, has been pure pleasure having our grandkids here to keep them safe. I will post a picture every time Elfie hides, in a unique way, to share the magic.
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