Friday Frivolity - Who is this guy?

He's a little retro and frankly a little creepy.  Yet with an alacrity reserved for super heros and high-speed trains in other countries this guy has raced to the #1 spot of Christmas icons.  Five years ago, who had ever hear of The Elf on the Shelf?  Now, he is everywhere.  Our imperfect research suggests that 96% of the second-grade day is currently spent talking about him, comparing elves, writing him notes, sharing the notes one has received from him, leaving him snacks and wondering where he will turn up tomorrow.










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5 comments:

Kathy said...

We have an elf at my house, but he is very naughty. He has "TP'd" the bathroom, gone on safari with all our model african animals, eaten Mommy's cookies, played board games with his other friends. had a snowball fight with 200 cotton balls, and has shot nerf dart at a photo of Mommy. All example of what not to do to score good gifts.

Kate said...

I love Kathy's idea of compromising the Elf! We've got one too, much to my chagrin. It's hard to remember to move him after Christmas cocktail parties! But my son begged for one in kindergarten and I buckled. It amazes me he believes in the Elf! How is that possible? It just tickles me pink.

Anonymous said...

Did you know our elf, Sparkles, can't fly round trip to visit the North Pole and give Santa updates unless the girls are all asleep before 8pm. xoNif

Capability said...

A friend had this years ago (the first I had heard of it) and am glad it didn't catch on here so I (selfishly) have one less thing to remember to do!

Kate said...

our elf has now spelled out a message with an alphabet jigsaw puzzle and upset a box of honey nut cheerios. Moving on to more devilish fare like tp'ing the bathroom. Thanks Kathy!

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