I have heard of The Elf on the Shelf ® tradition, but thought it was only an American thing. But when I found out that the scout elves also visit the UK, I was really excited when I was asked if I would like one to visit us this year. The Elf on the Shelf® arrived one day while the kids where still at school and sat on the edge of our TV with his book The Elf on the Shelf : A Christmas Tradition.
The kids couldn’t believe their eyes when they first saw him, or should I say her, as our elf is a girl scout elf.
We sat down together and read the book. It told us why the elf has come to our house, to check if we have been naughty or nice and each night she will fly back to the North Pole to report to Santa what she has seen and heard and how the kids have been behaving. When she fly’s back she finds I new spot to sit and have fun, until we wake up in the morning and come and find her.
The rules are that no one is to touch her and she can’t speak, so Santa says. But she is a very good listener and will let Santa know what is on your Christmas wish list. But the very first thing we must do is give her a name. There was a few disagreements about this as the boys wanted to call her Eva but Caitlin wanted to call her Ella. So we went for both, she is now called Eva Ella.
Our scout elf, Eva Ella, has been with us about 2 weeks now and has been really making herself at home. Here are a few things she has been up to while we were all tooked up in bed.
Colouring in my Christmas colouring book
Drawing moustache’s on mine and my husbands faces
Playing on my husbands playstation (he wasn’t very happy)
Taking a look through Ryan’s microscope
Reading the takeaway menu
Eating some Coco pops
Driving around the living room in Caitlin’s doll car with Peppa Pig
Making a smiley face and some Skittles
And I am sure she will be doing load’s more of things between now and Christmas Eve when she goes back home, which I will share with you in a future post.
My kids are absolutely loving having The Elf on the Shelf® visiting us and I wished she had visited a few years ago. I love getting up with the kids in the morning and going downstairs to find Eva Ella and to see what she has been up too. Makes me feel so much better when I have to get out of bed and it’s dark outside and freezing.
Do you have The Elf on the Shelf® visit your house? If so, what is the funniest thing they have got up to?
If you have never had a scout elf visit, you can find out more about them at Santa’s Store
We received The Elf on the Shelf in return for this post. All opinions are mine