Its that time of year again. Elf on the Shelf is due to come to your house anytime now. Our elf, Gunter, usually shows up the week of Thanksgiving or right after.
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I’ve been entertaining my youngest child with Elf on the Shelf for about five years now. Why I ever started it is beyond me and I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks they made the biggest mistake ever. Yes I know the kids enjoy it, but holy hell it can get so frustrating. I don’t know how many times I have forgotten to move that damn Elf. And of course my son would wake up in the morning and be like, “Mom, Gunter didn’t move, what’s wrong with him”? My response is usually, “Honey he had a rough night or he seen you moving in your sleep and didn’t want to wake you up, so he just stayed put”. Thankfully he hasn’t realized that mom is a dumbass and totally forgot.
Trying to think up new ways to put that damn Elf somewhere is a pain. You wanna think of some awesome things to do, but damnit, it doesn’t always go that away. How many times have I wanted to just throw him in the garbage and say, “Gunter met a girl elf, so he went back to the North pole to get married and have babies”. lol That may work now that my son is 10 years old, but I will once again torture myself for another year just to see Colton’s happy face in the mornings.
I just wonder how many times I will forget to move him this year. I always try to do it after he goes to bed, but I’m usually to wore out and say I’ll deal with it in the morning. Then of course morning rolls around and Colton’s up before I can move it. Yep that’s my luck. This year I’m gonna get my rear in gear and do better, if not than I’m putting Gunter on the next plane to the North Pole.
Here’s to another Christmas of pulling my hair out for ideas. Thankfully I can get props at the Dollar Tree for cheap, if I don’t already have something at the house.
Check out these Elf on the Shelf ideas that I have done throughout the years for my son…
Don’t forget to swing by Dollar Tree for any supplies you need for Christmas or craft supplies to put together some awesome Elf on the Shelf ideas!
Til next time,