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The Elf on the Shelf arrived at our house only a few years ago. My older daughter knew exactly who she was, asked me to google the image. This adorable little creature had built up a tradition during the holiday season and offered her/his, (can be either I guess) help to Santa back in 2005. The population had increased and Santa needed some help as to who was being naughty and who was NOT! The population of kids in 2100 is expected to be near 2 billion making the job of the Shelf Elf extremely busy from sometime in November, usually right near Thanksgiving until just before Christmas.
Carol Aebersold and her daughter Chanda Bell self-published the book “The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition” along with a special box with a small Scout Elf inside. Bell said the tradition is like a “simple game of hide and seek.” Not so simple when I was comfy in my bed and the thought of “did the Elf on the Shelf leave tonight?” Of course, I’m up checking. The holiday season is so busy, I sometimes forget what I did or did not do. That’s why ordering holiday gifts online is such a great thing to do. We have all been there!
I’m usually the first one up so if that Elf didn’t perch itself elsewhere, I could take care of the problem in hopes of not being caught! People are not allowed to touch the elf… not at all. Magic will be gone, poof, no more.
The elf watches us during the day, reports back to Santa at night, tells him what’s going on in the house and before the kids wake up, the elf flies back from the North Pole and finds another spot in the house to settle. They can go all over the place.
One thing I have noticed, she never comes into my bedroom. I already have an Echo as a roommate that I programed unknowably to spill its guts. The girls are older now and have similar voices to mine. Echo will tell them if Amazon is sending a package. Throws me right under the bus! I have to change the settings.
One holiday season a few years ago, our elf left for the final time heading for the North Pole. She was late in leaving, seems like Christmas Eve. Shortly after, I noticed our Monster High Doll, Sloman Slo Mo Morta Ghost spirit 2013 Mattel was no where to be seen. They came back together the following Holiday season.
That is why she left late. She didn’t want to leave Sloman. They had developed a friendship and he needed his leg repaired. He did stay the following year and as you can see love carries on.
The Elf on the shelf, was not mischievous. She was just helping a friend. They just love kids. They are meant to bring fun and fond memories of the holiday season. They don’t speak to humans. They only talk at the North Pole. And families have to adopt them. Remember that Scout Elves are magical, like Santa, so they do not get sick. They do not live in reality and do not need to quarantine during the coronavirus pandemic. Just remember not to touch them. Or at least, don’t get caught!
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