The kids thought they tasted an awful lot like chocolate covered Cheerios.
I think our Elf got the idea from Pinterest.com. Ever since he’s found this website, he’s been doing all sorts of funny things. I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next.
Our first elf was introduced to us through my dear sister-in-law, Debbie, about four years ago. He is a welcome addition to our family during the Christmas season, which is the only time of the year he is with us. He comes with a book explaining his purpose, to monitor the children’s behavior for Santa, reporting back to him each night. The children take this all very seriously, although the older ones are beginning to ask some suspicious questions.
Around Thanksgiving, the kids start asking when the elf will return, worrying that he might not realize we moved.
Come December, without fail, he returns… no matter where we might be.
Each December morning is met with excitement and surprise as the children search for the elf. He may be under the tree coloring a page out of a new Christmas coloring book. Or sitting next to the warm fire with a miniature cup of hot cocoa. Or my personal favorite, making a snow angel out of powdered sugar. The ideas are infinite.
I am so grateful that my sister-in-law took the initiative to pass along this tradition to our young family. I will forever be passing it on as well.