So this year we have our own Elf on a Shelf. He came in the mail today and we've named him Gumdrop. (I didn't plan on starting the elfy fun until December 1st, but I was home sick today and totally off my game when the mail came. Note to self: never open packages in front of the kids, dummy.)
Tonight we read the Elf on the Shelf book. Meh. I don't intend to pump up any of the "Santa's elf is watching you" stuff. My kids are generally well behaved and we don't threaten them that Santa won't come if they are naughty. I am, however, 100% behind Gumdrop getting into all kinds of mischief during the night when we're all sleeping.
So, tonight is the first night. Gumdrop made a snow fort and found a worthy opponent for a snowball fight in Mr. Potato Head. Can't wait for the kids to find them in the morning!
Gumdrop looks confident
Mr. Potato Head likes his chances
Hahahahaha. Epic battle