Monday, December 14, 2015

Elf on the Shelf Takes a Break

For the past two years we've done the Elf on the Shelf thing.  Last year, the kids seemed less than enthusiastic about looking for the elf each morning.  I warned them that she might not come back.  So this year, she's taking a break.

That's right, she didn't come back and no one seemed to mind.  I also didn't feel like doing the Elf on the Shelf with a toddler in the house who would no doubt want to pick her up and play with her.  So this year she's visiting another family.  She might come back next year, maybe.

If you are looking for ways to end the relationship with your elf for whatever reason, you can check out these posts, just click HERE, HERE and HERE

Bite Sized Biggie has a great letter you can download for when the enthusiasm for finding the elf fades and the kids would rather play with the elf as a toy.

Sky from Capital B, was going to stop the Elf on the Shelf thing, but realized her boys are only little once and they still enjoyed it so she decided to continue on the tradition, for now.  She does give some sweet ways to let the elf go while still maintaining the magic of it all.

Mommy in Sports has five ways to off the elf.  Some are naughty and some are nice.  Her last suggestion made me laugh - "Elfie got run over by a reindeer."  That one you could use mid way through the season, as why the elf didn't return one night.

And if you're doing Elf on the Shelf this year and in need of ideas, click HERE and HERE to see what we did for the previous two years.  Below are some of the highlights.  

Whatever you decide to do, 
Good luck!

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