Thursday, December 10, 2009
The eyes of Elfie are upon you
Here's the story and we're sticking with it...
The day after Thanksgiving--while Lindy was taking a nap--a package mysteriously arrived at the door. It was The Elf on a Shelf. We read the book together and removed our elf from the shelf. In a matter of moments Lindy named him, "Elfie."
For the past three weeks, Elfie has been moving around our house and keeping a watchful eye on Lindy. Every night he goes back to the North Pole to report on Lindy's behavior. He sneaks back sometime during the wee hours of the morning and hangs out in a new spot.
Elfie doesn't talk to us, nor are we allowed to touch him as this would interfere with his magic. He is a great listener, though. Lindy is smitten with Elfie.
Every morning she LOVES hunting for him and her behavior around him has been quite remarkable. I wonder if we can keep him all year???
Lindy is very polite to him and she really does her best to make him feel part of our family. This morning she was quite bummed that she hadn't personally said, "goodbye" to him before she went off to school.
It has been loads of fun to see her excitement about her new elf friend and informant!
I do believe we have ourselves a new Christmas tradition folks and just remember the eyes of Elfie are upon you and he's friends with the big man in red.