Last week we welcomed a Magic Elf into our home. I’ve resisted for the last three years, but the boys finally wore me down. It’s been mayhem ever since.
If you are unfamiliar with the elf crazy let me enlighten you. There are two kinds of elves, the Elf on a Shelf, which just moves around each night and the Magic Elf which comes alive and creates mischief – to the children’s delight and the mother’s horror. Some elves arrive Dec. 1 and others don’t come until a week or two before Christmas.
My resistance to the elves in my home has been that I don’t need more to do, especially during the holidays. To make matters worse, apparently the elves level of mayhem coorelates directly to how much wine you’ve consumed at the holiday party the night before. However, a mother will do anything to see pure joy on her child’s face – hence we have a house full of elves.
The Elf on a Shelf arrived a few years ago through divine intervention from my Godmother. The Magic Elves arrived last week. Snowflake appeared in a goody bag and Kinglsey (the ring leader) through a request sent to Santa. We’ll be chronicling Kingsley and Snowflake’s mischief on the Field Trips with Sue Facebook page. Feel free to leave your own elf stories. So far, our guys have:
- Take a bag of candy (from Halloween) and sat under the tree eating candy and watching the lights
- Invited all the house stuffed animals to a movie night (movies all over the place, popcorn everywhere)
- Made snow angels in flour, and
- TPed our Christmas tree.
What have your elves done?