Allow me to introduce the best invention since SLICED BREAD.
(Side note: Ummmm, Sliced Bread, what was the best invention before YOU?)
For those of you who don’t know about Elf on the Shelf, check it out here
Basically, Santa sends you one of his helpers (your kids get to name him/her) that reports back to Santa every night after the kids go to sleep
about whether to put the kids on the good list or the naughty list.
When he flies back from the North Pole in the morning before the kids wake up, he relocates to a different spot in the house. The kids get to search the house to find him!
We received our Elf yesterday and the kids were wide-eyed and excited! They named him, “Elfie,” which is apparently the second most popular name according to the Elf Registry list.
We tucked him in the Christmas tree in our living room where he could get a good view of everything. Aidan made sure to speak loudly about what he wanted for Christmas and made it clear whenever he was sharing or helping his sisters.
“I REALLY WANT A WEB BLASTER! AND SOME QUIET BULLETS SO I CAN GO HUNTING WITH DADDY!”
“KAIA, WOULD YOU LIKE A BITE OF THIS?”
“ADDI, CAN I HELP YOU GET YOUR SHOES ON?”
This morning, Elfie had moved… but the kids could not find him.
This did not discourage Aidan from talking loudly.
And whenever Kaia gave me attitude this morning, I would use Aidan’s technique and say,
“Oh, Elfie- did you hear that?? Kaia isn’t being very nice to Mommy.”
And Kaia’s tune would change instantly.
Every. Single. Time.
Looking forward to a very HAPPY and TANTRUM-FREE holiday season.
Sliced Bread, you were kinda overrated.
Elfie, you are not.