He’s coming, it’s almost time.

Every year he shows up on Thanksgiving. We wake up and he’s next to the Wampa.

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Chatting on the phone and catching up with his pal, the Wampa.

Our Elf on the Shelf, Elfel (my oldest named him).

Then the countless nights of hoping he’s going to be somewhere else in the morning.

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Stuck in some things

I don’t want my kids to be disappointed if Elfel doesn’t get to “fly home at night”, especially if someone was awake upstairs, causing a ruckus.

The pressure he has of finding a new place to hang out can be intense.

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He likes the chandelier…a lot

He wants to be creative, but he doesn’t want to be touched (he is very tempting) and he wants to be out of reach from Alabama.

He also wants to be somewhere he can see everything so he can report it all back to Santa.

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He sits on things. Stella sings Wrecking Ball when he’s here.

We have asked him not to make a mess and he has listened.

The kids are getting older, so maybe he can get a bit more daring with his spots.

We shall see.

Does the Elf on the Shelf visit you? Where does your elf hang out?

28 Comments on The Elf is Watching you!

  1. The elf on a shelf creeps me out, bad! I don’t know why, but he is creepy to me. I almost bought one but glad I didn’t. I do love seeing all the places these elves hide for other people though! Too fun.

  2. Our elf visits! Since my kids are all under 5 its still a thrill for all of them to see where the elf will be in the morning. Its almost time for Ruby to make her appearance! Yikes!

  3. The elf that visits my grandkids arrives on Dec. 1st and when the kids wake up, the elf has cooked a huge breakfast. 🙂 I’m so glad I found the Elf for my grandkids a few years ago. The little ones are always so excited to look for him each morning.

  4. Ha ha! We have the same problem! Curious hands want to touch “Jack”, the name of our elf and we always have a hard time figuring out where to put him. I think this year we’ll write down all the places we want to put him that way we aren’t as stressed out. I’ve been known to forget a time or two and my kids totally called me out on it and I had to come up with a good reason as to why he didn’t move. 😉

  5. I have to say I’m glad we never did this when my son was small. I would probably have forgotten to move him around and create different things for the elf to do….or would have been caught in the process.

  6. These are such cute ideas and I can’t get the smile off my face. I so have to share these with my sisters. The one with him hanging with the sunglasses on is to cute. Thanks so much for sharing Elf on the Shelf.

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