Upon returning from our Thanksgiving travels, the first thing I did was get out our Elf on the Shelf, Buddy. This is Buddy’s third Christmas with us. Buddy has been with us for the past 3 Christmases and even though the kids still don’t know what to make of him, they wanted to know when he was coming back. The first year we had him, he scared the life out of Scorch- in fact, Buddy never moved because Scorch would freak out if he did. So Buddy spent all holiday season watching us from the top of our china cabinet while Scorch adjusted to having him around. Last year was more successful as Buddy was allowed to move around our house- but he was NOT allowed in the kid’s room. Scorch wasn’t having that. Bean all but ignored the Elf- until this year.
She’s oddly fascinated by him and will not stop asking questions-
“When Buddy goes to the North Pole do his legs work?”
“Why doesn’t his head move?”
“Why is he always smiling even when we’re being bad?”
“If I stand here or here or here or here can Buddy still see me?”
And on and on and on. You can tell she doesn’t quite believe but she’s scared not to believe too. Right now I’m trying to sell Buddy as best I can to the Bean in the hopes that he keeps my little tornado in line for the next month!