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More Elf on the Shelf Ideas (with a note to the haters)

For those of you who have just stumbled upon my page and don’t know a thing about me, let me alert you to the fact that I am an Elf of the Shelf freakazoid (scroll down for Elf on the Shelf pics & ideas).  There are plenty of people in the world who display cult-like behavior when it comes to things like Star Wars, pumpkin spiced lattes, or Candy Crush.  In my case, it’s Elf on the Shelf. For whatever reason, the Star Wars brethren are left alone. The pumpkin spiced latte zombies share in each other’s excitement as the fall season arrives.  There is a conglomerate of Candy Crush people who spend copious amounts of time helping each other crush animated candy while inviting the whole Facebook nation to join them on their quest. But heaven forbid if you are like me and enjoy displaying an elf in your home for one month out of the year!

I think the hatred spawns from the idea that I am an overachiever or a show off.  So, to give all of the Elf on the Shelf haters a better understanding of why we do it, here are some of the real reasons why this damn elf is so special.

  1. When it’s Elf on the Shelf season, my children literally burst out of bed with excitement, ready to look for our elf, Rose.  I have to ask the haters a question. Can you imagine being so excited about something every day for one month that you literally JUMP out of bed for it?
  2.  I have a very technical job with zero creativity involved.  I look forward to this time of year so that I can let my creative juices flow.  I love coming up with unique ways for Rose to show us just how mischievous she can be. Is that such a bad thing?
  3. I post these pictures to Facebook almost daily, not to piss you off, but to share ideas with my other mom friends who also do wacky things with the Elf on the Shelf. I’m not trying to be arrogant.  I’m trying to be helpful.
  4. My children are 8 and 10 years old, and this might very well be the last year they believe in any type of magic at all.  So, why not keep it alive for just a little bit longer?

So, for all of you haters out there, please cut us “overachievers” some slack.  My family has fun in different ways than your family does. And that’s okay.  So, let’s try this. You stop the mommy shaming when it’s Elf on the Shelf time, and I will promise not to mock you next fall, when the foam from your pumpkin spiced latte has decorated your upper lip. Deal?

Merry Christmas to all!

Please scroll down for some of my favorites!
Elf on the Shelf-making it snow in Florida

Elf on the Shelf – Lion King Reenactment
Elf on the Shelf – Emoji Kingdom
Elf on the Shelf-Madagascar-The Fun Side
Elf on the Shelf-Ronda Rousey vs. Elsa
Elf on the shelf-leaving peppermint bowl craft instructions
Trapped by Spiderman
Rose TV
Elf on the Shelf TV
Elf on the Shelf-The Hunger Games
Making a snowman and a Christmas tree out of books
Elf on the Shelf-Igloo in the freezer
Having a pet is not always fun!
Elf on the Shelf-Lady & the Tramp reenactment
Elf on the Shelf-Science Fair Project
Elf on the Shelf in trouble
Sitting pretty
Elf on the Shelf loves mistletoe
Elf on the Shelf bowling
Elf on the Shelf-trying to make Grumpy cat love Christmas
Elf on the Shelf – Playing Dogopoly
Elf on the Shelf-Limbo
Elf on the Shelf-tree climbing
Decorating the fairy door
Elf on the Shelf-day of shopping
Elf on the Shelf-Drummer
Elf on the Shelf-4 Chair Turn on The Voice
Elf on the Shelf-tic tac toe with Santa
Elf on the Shelf-snowball fight
Elf on the Shelf-Reminiscing over prior year’s adventure album
Elf on the Shelf-Where’s Waldo?
Elf on the Shelf-camping
Elf on the Shelf-Rose arrives in the mail
Elf on the Shelf-Target practice with Merida
Elf on the Shelf-gymnastics meet
Elf on the Shelf-Fruit Roll Up & Marshmallow volcano
Elf on the Shelf-Minecraft
Elf on the Shelf-leaving for the North Pole

3 thoughts on “More Elf on the Shelf Ideas (with a note to the haters)

  1. You are awesome and have always put your children first, as you should. I have to admit, I jump out of bed in the morning, waiting to see what you've done with the elf. We recently were blessed to get one and I can't wait to hear about it from my granddaughters. What's wrong with spreading the magic of childhood and creating memories that will last a lifetime for all of you?! Donna W. oxxo


  2. The haters are usually the ones that are jealous of your accomlishments and your genius creativity, never pay mind to them. Keep doing what your doing, not only original ideas but fun for your children as well as all of us, this blog was the best!


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