My Thwarted Attempt to Resist the Elf on the Shelf

Last year, my sister, most likely feeling sorry for my children, gifted us an Elf on a Shelf. I stuck it in the Christmas box and didn’t give it another thought except for a vague, “Was that a dream?” thought in October when I saw him make his comeback on store shelves. Then I opened the box and there he was in all his glory.

Bob the Elf.

My kids excitedly read the story, cautioning me not to touch Bob because his magic would wear off. We set poor ol’ Bob on a shelf and then, late last night, I realized the kids expected him to move or do something.

So, I lowered him a shelf.

Because I’ve decided Bob is a mellow dude. He’s not going to get into mischief because really, would Santa’s elves misbehave that much? Not this one. Bob is going to chill and maybe give the kids a thumbs up on occasion.

Do you have an Elf on the Shelf or are you still Elf-free?