December 22, 2015

Why I Don't Mind Elf On The Shelf

Sure, there's plenty of people out there who can't stand Elf On The Shelf. Then there's the people like me, who don't mind the guy. He gets a bad wrap when all he's trying to do is make some children behave for their parents...doesn't sound so awful to me.

We only had our Elf in action last year. Ethan was on the fence about believing in Santa and asked about the Elf so we bought one. His name was Jerome, or if you ask Chuck...Melf.

I remember some nights waking up like Shit, I didn't move the Elf. I literally would wake Chuck up and asked him if he moved Melf. Some mornings were a fiasco trying to beat Ethan to the Elf to make sure he was magically moved.

The nights we did remember far in advance were pretty fun. We did a few fun things with our elf, like spell out Ethan's name in his favorite cereal, Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Jerome also brough Ethan a new ornament and was hanging from the tree. Some of my favorite moments with Jerome were the ones you don't see on Pinterest or your average mom group Facebook page.

Jerome likes his vodka. Don't worry- we did this one night when Ethan was at a friends & just took pics.

Jerome the gamer. Staying up late, eating snacks & playing XBox.

Jerome the Minecraft lover- waiting to play some games with Ethan.

Who knew Melf was a gambler? He even played against Sock Monkey with some Ethan M&M's as chips.

Miley Melf came in like a wrecking ball.

I find it hilarious to see what parents come up with for that Elf. I mean, the clothes alone make me laugh. We got our guy an aviator jacket that came with flight goggles. I don't mind Elf On The Shelf because I find it flat out hilarious. 

What are your thoughts about that crazy Elf?

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