I forgot about the Elf on the Shelf until Drew ran out of his room this morning and said, “have you seen the Elf?”
Since we put our Christmas tree up yesterday, he’d decided the Elf would start showing up each day.
While he ate breakfast, I snuck back into the office and rummaged until I found the Elf and then did a sideways walk through the living room (with the Elf behind my back) and then tucked him into the tree.
That’s the lazy mom way to do Elf on the Shelf. Just put him in the tree.
When he saw it on the tree, he menacingly demanded that I tell him all my Elf secrets.
“DID YOU PUT IT THERE? YOU MUST HAVE TOUCHED IT! I THINK IT IS JUST A STUFFED LITTLE GUY AFTER ALL. YOU BETTER TELL MEEEEE!”
“Yes, it’s just a toy.”
“Okay, that’s fine. But can you please put it away? I think I’m done with that.”
Wish I’d seen that sideways walk.