Tuesday, 15 December 2015

A naughty elf on a shelf has come to stay...

...with us this Christmas season. Every night he gets up to some gentle mischief, like hiding in a saucepan or frightening us in the bathroom, but last night he excelled himself... It even took me a while to find him:

If you are feeling completely mystified, this slightly creepy little doll is an "elf on the shelf", allegedly sent by Santa to spy on children and report back whether they have been naughty or nice. I'm not very fond of this kind of seasonal tyranny, but I have been enjoying some of the things he gets up to (have a look on pinterest if your interest is piqued).  My kids are nearly grown up, but I decided that rather than be sorry that we didn't do the Elf when they were young, I would get one anyway, and so far it's working out very well for us, as you can see!