I know you may think that I am just a total show off.
And the truth is, yes, I want to show it off and share our creations. Just like I do with a lot of things that I create :-)
I do not do this to make you feel like you are a bad mom if you are just moving the elf from one spot to another then back to the same spot for twenty-something days.
Not to compete with any other crazy elf lovers.
You have to understand, I love to do it.
OH, and so does my husband. When he gets into it, He goes all out!
Your elf and MY elf have nothing to do with each other! lol
Don’t take me wrong, there are nights, when the kids do not go to bed early or I’ve had a busy day, when I just want to stick him inside the tree and get it over with. And guess what? I’ve done that too.
Nothing wrong with that!.
(Actually, our kids are so used to seeing him doing something so extravagant, that the day he was inside the tree it took them forever to find him! lol)
Our motherhood is not defined by what we do w the darn elf! So no, I am not here thinking I am a better mom bc I spend a little more time on it.
For the most part, the elf is more something that we CHOOSE to enjoy doing as a couple. And of course, in the morning, the big HUGE bonus is the kids screaming and laughing about it.
It is like Christmas morning here every day! But we are all into it, so of course, the whole surprise factor becomes a huge deal for all 4 of us! ;-)
Instead of sitting there watching TV, we work on something together.
(Yes, I know, there could be other things we could do together besides the elf. But there's 11 other months for that too you know...)
Most of the things we do, we do with the kids. But not this. It’s our little nightly project! It's like playing with dolls, but as adults. HAHA! (Wait another 10 years. These elves are going to have more accessories, clothing, cars and who knows what else, than Barbie and Ken!)
We giggle and laugh, we talk about what we will do that night, we share our crazy/funny ideas and then, we do it. It's FUN! TO us!
It may be our little therapy. Forgetting everything else that may stress us out and just focusing on 2 little red elves that seem to have a fantastic, adventurous and fun life!!!
From him rappelling
to becoming teachers
We look at our projects with pride and then I share them with all my friends and family.
So what? Is that annoying you!? OOPS!
It’s my thing and it lasts less than a month, so love it or leave it! :-P
I don’t go to the gym (although I should) and go checking in on fb everytime I step foot on it. I don’t cook much and go posting all my pictures everytime something looks yummy. I really have no social life, so yea, I don’t post stuff about going out much either.
So the ELF on the SHELF it is! And of course, all the cute pics of the peanuts as usual. (and some of my products... I try to keep those on my page! Shameless plug: www.facebook.com/inspiredbyju )
So yes, I am not sorry that I post 1 picture a day (if so) of our elves adventures and you don’t find them fun! I am not sorry that you find them annoying, when all they do is bring smiles and joy to me and my family. I think if you knew us, you would be enjoying it with us as well. And I am not sorry, you may have hidden me from your fb feed for the month of December! You grinch you!! haha!
For those that are like me and go all out with the ELF on the SHELF ideas, YOU ARE AWESOME!!
For those who are a little less into it and really don’t enjoy is as much as we do, but yet find the time to move it every night and have that little “magic” inside your homes as well, YOU ARE AWESOME!!!
And for those who don’t even care about it, you are boring! No, just kidding.
We all have things that fill us up, if it’s moving and elf, then so be it.
It’s been fun!
He leaves with Santa tomorrow, and to be honest, it makes me a little sad. I will miss the morning excitement!
They laugh, they scream, they say the funniest things about it!
One day, I will print a little book of everything we did since our elf came to our house and give it to them. Hoping we can pass the tradition to them so they can have as much fun with our grandbabies.
Bye bye Lil' J and Sparkle J.
Glad all your friends threw you a "See you next year Party!"
Till Christmas 2014!! :-)
To see more of our elves, you can go here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.544163522334569.1073741839.279996398751284&type=3
(feel free to click on like!! ;-) )