December 15, 2011

hating on the elf...

i normally won't post about silly little things, but for some reason this really bothered me. it seems there is a little backlash towards the Elf on the Shelf. i've been seeing quite a bit of re-posts of a certain person's blog (that i'm not even going to bother re-posting). apparently there are those out there that are offended by the antics of some little elves. how can you be offended that some people just like to put the extra effort in to having fun with their kids during the holidays? as you can tell, i'm on the side of the "over achieving elf on the shelf mommies". our elf, Rex, likes to get into trouble. he may not be mischievous everyday, but he does know how to have a good time. the kids really get a kick out of getting up every morning to see what he's been up to the night before. i feel sorry for the kids whose parents aren't really into it. if they don't enjoy the antics of the elf, then why did the elf come visit their house in the first place?

how can you not find the humor and fun in something so simple? even if your elf rummages through your underwear drawer and replaces your stockings with the family skivvies....get over it people and quit being so crabby, it is the holidays after all...

5 comments:

Lucia said...

I was wondering how you felt about that article/blog... we have the elf but he's still in his box because the girls are scared of him. We tried to do it last year and they cried. And when we talked about it again this year, they said no way. Maybe next year?! I know I won't be one to be too creative though. I just aim to *survive* most days. :P

Pammyanniam said...

OK, I have to admit that we do not have an elf in our home, and that is because the tooth fairy is always late in our house and I don't think the elf would work out!?! But I will admit that I did break out my Ipad at the coffee house and read all of Rex's escapades and they was about 12 men and women crying because they were laughing so hard!! You gave several families inspiration for their own elves!!

MommaCakes said...

i have to admit...the elf kinda scares me at times. i mean really, look at his face! i can just picture him saying "oh my precious, stay away from my precious"

but the kids love him, and even though C is almost 10, he still believes!

Candie said...

Soooo, I check out your FB posts to see what Rex has been up to for ideas in our own home! :-) I'm just hoping Preston and Cannon will never compare elf stories while visiting on the bench during a basket ball game. Cannon would find that "Elsie" and "Rex have the same "flight patterns". :)

Stacie said...

AMEN sister! if you don't want to bother moving your elf at night, so be it....but don't chastise me because i happen to enjoy going a bit overboard with it. to each his own. love that we could swap ideas this year! xo