Welcome! I am a mom to two wonderful kids, a lovely retired greyhound, and a wife to a great husband. Needless to say, there are a lot of daily messes to clean up around our house. Daily Messes is my blog to share ideas on things to do with your kids, snack and meal ideas, crafts, and holiday fun. I hope you find something to enjoy!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Elf On The Shelf

We started the Elf on the Shelf a couple years ago when we received him as a gift. Our elf normally comes out on St. Nick's Day (12/6). Eugene P. Elfington III (our elf) is sometimes forgetful and doesn't move every night. This year, I am going to try harder. I figure if I post where he goes, then I have to move him each night.

I'm sure most of you know the story of the Elf on the Shelf. But in case you don't, here it is. The Elf comes to your house and observes everyone during the day. He reports back to Santa at night (hence why he moves each night). You are not allowed to touch him! We told the kiddos this when we first got Eugene and of course Bernardo touched him. Due to the incident, Eugene lost his magic and didn't move that night. Santa provided him with a band-aide instead. The kids have left him alone after that.

Eugene in a sleigh with a blanket and a band-aide after being touched.
There is also a girl version of the Elf on the Shelf (girl).


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  2. We have an elf also, this is our second year. Ours goes by the name Toby and he hasn't been active every night since arriving due to sleepy parents :)

  3. I've used the "elf must have been tired" or "he must be able to see you really well from there" excuses before. :)


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