This year I decided to start the tradition of Elf on the Shelf. Starting this tradition with a two year old is both a blessing and a curse. The curse is simply that I have to remember to move it every night! The blessing is that she doesn’t expect much from the elf just yet. This leaves me with the option to simply stick the elf in a new place every night without much effort. Toddlers do not need to be encouraged to act mischievous; therefore, I do not feel compelled to make my elf smash eggs all over my kitchen floor or have a glitter party in my living room.
Her name is Sprinkle by the way. At least it’s not Dora or Anna….
Here are a few of the places Sprinkle has appeared this week in our home. Be sure to check in again next Sunday for more 2-minute ideas!
Sprinkle the Elf first appeared hanging out in our Christmas tree with Miss O’s favourite ornament: Dora!
The next night she found herself a hot date in the form of a nutcracker on our fireplace mantel.
The first place Miss O looks every day is the bathroom for some weird reason so sure enough, Sprinkle was hanging from an art piece on the bathroom wall.
No doubt you have some sort of festive garland in your house – hang it somewhere fun like over the stairs and have your elf swing about!
Sprinkle decided she wanted to be decked out in jewellery and be fancy like the Leg Lamp.
Peek-a-boo! I see you! She was hanging out in the kitchen window, lounging on the shutters. So far this one has creeped me out the most. Every time I went in the kitchen, I felt like someone was standing outside my window staring at me.
Where did your elf end up this week?
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.