I could pretend that I'm just writing this blog post to help you guys come up with last minute Elf on a Shelf ideas, but really, I'm writing this while I'm eating my own words. A week or two ago, I posted on Facebook about how dumb I thought it was to do Elf on the Shelf because I have enough messes to clean up! Why would I have a little stuffed Elf make MORE messes?!
Then, while my 7 year old was looking over my shoulder, up popped the Elf on the Shelf (without the book, and slightly less creepy than the original) on sale for $15.00. As I sat there, rolling my eyes, Gracelynn squealed with delight! “Awww! MOM!! That is an Elf on the Shelf! OH. MY. Goodness! Mom are we getting one? I love you SOOOO much!! Thank you!!!” That was the beginning and the end of that conversation.
Oh. My. Goodness. Really?
So, thanks to Amazon Prime's FREE 2-day shipping, our Elf arrived today. YAY! I'm. So. Excited. I'm sure you can feel my enthusiasm.
Well, someone is excited, anyway. So, let's get to it. Elf on the Shelf ideas. WEEE!
27 Elf on the Shelf Ideas from Balancing Home
101 Elf on the Shelf Ideas from Blossom Bunkhouse
25 Elf on the Shelf ideas from BabyCenter
50+ Elf on the Shelf Ideas from Come Together Kids
18 Elf on a Shelf Ideas from Lil Blue Boo
25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas from Pigskins & Pigtails
51 Elf on the Shelf Ideas from Mommy Savers
26 Elf on the Shelf Ideas from She Knows
I even found a Pinterest Board of Elf on the Shelf Ideas!
Can't wait to see what the mischievous bastard comes up with…
P.S. I'm the worst mom ever. I told the girls that instead of decorating for Christmas, we are doing the Elf on the Shelf thing. I think that disqualifies me for Super Mom of the year, but they seemed excited anyway.