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Elf on the Shelf: Part 1

Well, the spirit of Christmas continues in our house through the magic of Red. I’ve mentioned before that Red doesn’t arrive until December 1st, at the earliest!

He did make his arrival right on time, so today I’m sharing a bit of what he’s been up to.

The morning of December 1st, the kids found him in the kitchen with his book, and he initiated the countdown to Christmas on our family calendar.

The second morning, Red brought the kids their Christmas wish lists in order to report back to Santa at the North Pole. These lists have room for what the kids want, need, wear, and read. Red went ahead and filled out a “need” for each of them: deodorant for one and toothpaste for the other. The kids then proceeded to debate who Red thought “needed” each item. 😆

Other mornings, we found Red in the tree with a Santa balloon and then hanging out on one of our decorative trees with a golf ball ornament for Hayden, and a ballerina ornament for Hadley.

Red must love chips and salsa. He even brought red and green holiday chips.

After we all worked so hard baking over the weekend, Red helped himself to a few of our cookies.

Red must have known the kids ran for Pod President, and wanted to join in on the fun.

Of course, Red has been practicing social distancing since the beginning of time! Here, he reminded the kids to keep their distance…especially in 2020.

On Wednesday morning, we found Red in our cabinet all wrapped up in twinkle lights.

Then, this morning, he brought the kids a Would You Rather book (Christmas edition!) because he must know they love to ask each other (and their friends!) those questions. #fifthgradehumor 😂

While Red’s visits don’t provide all the oohs and aahhs and innocence of when the kids were little, we still laugh at his antics and appreciate the few gifts he leaves along the way.

#tistheseasonforred He’s pretty funny and generous if I do say so myself! 😉

I hope you are having a great week, and see you back here tomorrow for Friday Favorites.

3 thoughts on “Elf on the Shelf: Part 1

  1. So fun! We missed the elf – he wasn’t popular when my kids were young enough and by the time it became the thing they were too old. I would’ve had fun with it. Do not get my sister started on it. She loves to rant about how it’s one more thing for parents to worry about and she doesn’t need it. Lol!

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      1. I would’ve done it – you can keep it simple! I say do it as long as your kids enjoy it – especially in 2020. My sister has a 6 year old boy who would love it. She is disorganized and it affects her life. She is always last minute on birthdays and stuff like that. I’ve tried to help her but it’s just not her nature.

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