Have you heard of the Elf on the Shelf? Do you have one? It’s a replica of a vintage 1950s elf ornament (which I love). Elf on the Shelf comes with a story book for the kids that talks about how this magic elf has come from The North Pole to be Santa’s eyes and ears. He magically comes to life each night and travels back to the North Pole to report back to Santa (after the children have all gone to bed of course). He returns each morning and mischievously hides in a new spot in the house — ready for the children to find him.
My kids are absolutely fascinated with this elf. My oldest named him Mark when we brought him home last year. Sure enough, Mark “somehow” appeared in a new location in the house each morning and the kids had a ball hunting for him each day until he went back to live with Santa on Christmas Eve.
Well Mark showed back up the other day for the first time this holiday season and he’s been “returning” every morning in rather unusual places. This morning he showed up in the butter compartment in the refrigerator. Pretty “cool” hiding spot, but he’s got 9 more places to hide before Christmas Eve. Any hiding place suggestions for Mark? (Leave a comment. Mark and I could use the help.) A friend of mine suggested the dryer. Maybe Mark does need a good fluff and fold.