Our Elf is back from the North Pole!
We started Elf on a shelf, and our advent calendar, when L was a baby, but up until this year it has pretty much gone completely over his head.
This year he gets it, and it's awesome. He gets up every morning to look to see where "Frosty" (his elf) has moved to and to check his advent calendar. All it take is a simple, "You're elf is watching and he's going to tell Santa if you're being naughty!" to correct bad behavior these days. I'm wondering if I can use the Santa threat all year long?
He found his Elf on December 1st, with his book and a special note for all three boys. L2 still doesn't really get what is going on, but he does seem excited that he gets a piece of candy from the advent calendar each day!
This week we will finish putting up all the decorations and get our Christmas tree. Christmas is my favorite time of year (we all know this!), but everything has seemed a little stress full and rushed this year, with the new baby and also with Thanksgiving being especially late. I'm hoping we can get everything going this week, start putting in the Christmas movies and really get into the spirit!
Let the Christmas Festivities begin!