The Elf on the Shelf

You know what we've been having an incredibly fun time doing? The Elf on the Shelf. I know, I know. Some people think he's really creepy. And truthfully? I do too. Honestly, I believe that children should WANT to behave appropriately and not be WILLED into submission because of threats. Or you know, the belief that they won't get any Christmas presents. 

But whatever. Part of the fun is that Simon still believes. I really thought he wouldn't buy into the whole deal. NOT SO, FRIENDS. The first night he woke up at 4:30 IN THE MORNING and went looking for him. Simon even writes notes to him. (Example: Are you coming with us to Grandpa Pool's on Christmas? Mark yes or no.) (Um…YES IF IT MEANS THAT YOU BEHAVE.)

Seriously. He's NINE. I love it. 

Anyways, Buddy is an ornery little cuss.

1.Buddy was sad that the Christmas decorations are missing. He took matters into his own hands. #stockingsarehung? #elfontheshelf #iheartfaces 2.Oh Buddy. You're so funny. #elfontheshelf
3.Buddy, if you want to wrestle then take it outside. #elfontheshelf 4.Buddy got into big trouble last night. Good thing we are painting the kitchen and cabinets this week. #elfontheshelf

1.) Buddy was sad that the Christmas decorations are missing. He took matters into his own hands. #stockingsarehung? 

2.) Oh Buddy. You're so funny. 

3.) Buddy, if you want to wrestle then take it outside. 

4.) Buddy got into big trouble last night. Good thing we are painting the kitchen and kitchen cabinets this week. 

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The last picture was shared on Making It in America and was selected to be a part of Your pics: Awesome Elf on the Shelf Ideas! I am officially "that Mom" that takes the idea too far. My apologies. 

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