I hate Pinterest this time of year because it always reminds me how UN-creative I am with our Elf on the Shelf. He hides out in the open (you never have to open anything to find him) and he never does anything fun or mischievous with marshmellows or toilet bowls. HOWEVER, I did see THIS idea on Pinterest one day and I thought Now, that is genius AND requires no creativity whatsoever.
Basically, Fifi (our elf) left a note today saying that Santa gave him permission to allow the kids to play with him for ONE DAY before he goes back to the North Pole. They can touch him and play with him and not break his magic. He even asked if I could clean him up a bit because his jacket is a bit filthy from that time he hid near something greasy. (Read: MY ENTIRE HOUSE.)
The kids FREAKED OUT. They are SO EXCITED. They are carrying him EVERYWHERE today and I’m loving it.
So…while I want to punch Pinterest in the face for making me feel kinda lame about the Elf on the Shelf most days, I’m excited for this one VERY awesome idea.