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Elf on a Shelf


Have you heard about Elf on a Shelf? My mother in law got it for the girls this year. The elf spies on the children during the day. Every night the elf returns to the North pole to give Santa a behavior report. We named our elf Frankie. I don't know....just looked like a Frankie. Frankie has really helped with the girls behavior. I may leave him out ALL year.

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Sarah said…
I was just telling our friends about Elf last night! Tons of my students have Elves at home!! Seems to do the trick!

The potato recipe turned out great!! Everyone loved it!! Thanks again!!
Jennifer said…
I have been tempted to buy one of these. I think Brody would like it!
I used to tell my students that I called Santa Clause after they left school and told him how they were doing. They were always so good in December! :)
Frankie sounds like a perfect name!
the mulhollands said…
We have one, too. His name is Elvis. When the boys are good, at night he will move to a new spot. When they aren't listening and behaving very well, Elvis stays put for another day in the same spot. Last week he was in the same spot for 3 days :). My boys--3.5 and 18 months love it.
Kelly said…
The elf is coming to our house next year. I don't think H would get it this year but she BETTER get it next year! ha!
I'm not surprised by Frankie. You do have a cat named kristen.
Amy said…
He does look like a Frankie!! So fun!
Jennifer said…
My mom gave my daughter an Elf on the Shelf last year. We named ours Eddie. She was a little young for it last year, but this year (she is 2 1/2) she is having a blast finding Eddie each morning and I am loving the impact Eddie has on her behavior and attituded. Eddie is my BFF! I too want our elf to stay all year!
Ryan V. said…
What a fun idea! I'm going to try your casserole recipe this weekend. It sounds and looks yummy! :)
OMGoodness! I jsut heard about the elf on a shelf and I cannot wait to get one next year for Sophia! Why didn't I think of that, an elf, on a shelf! Genius!
Unknown said…
!!!! my grandma had one and used to scare me soooo much. I thought he moved at night and watched me. My dad made it sound like the elf was REALLY watching me. this was around the time that movie Gremlins came out so you can imagine..... I can't believe you have one!!! I'm still scared of him. ok just kidding
Katie said…
We have one, too. It's Jingles. ; ) It doesn't seem to be helping with Zach's behavior though!
Caroline said…
That is SO genius!!! ...and cute. :)
Kathryn said…
I heard about him a few years ago. I couldn't find one down here in South Texas so I went to Walmart and bought a cute little stuffed Christmas dog. My girls named her Caleese and know she is a "watch dog" sent from Santa. She also flies back to the north pole every night to report on their behavior. Well.....she does when we remember to move her. LOL!!!
Lynn said…
Frankie is a great name! My mom's name is Frankie! =) Elf on a Shelf is a neat idea and I'm thinking about sending one to my twin nieces and nephew!

Love Kathy's response!! =)
Have a blessed day, Laurie!
M said…
My daughter wanted to hold the little baby when I showed her the elf for the first time :)
Holly said…
Cute elf! That's a really good idea too. Hmm, I wonder whether it would be appropriate to put one in my classroom when I start teaching...

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