Until recently, I had no idea who the “elf on the shelf” was, and what nefarious role he played in keeping children from being placed on Santa’s dreaded naughty list.
(For those of you who have, until now, been blissfully unaware of who the Elf on the Shelf is, he is one of Santa’s spies. Personally, I think he is one of Santa’s creepier elves who has been given the authority to spy on children (with the parent’s permission of course) and then send covert reports to Santa when “said child” mouth off to her parents, hits their sibling, refuses to cooperate, or other heinous crimes – including but not limited to lack of teeth brushing.)
Or so I have been told.
Thankfully, this Christmas marketing ploy Jedi mind trick wasn’t around when my first two kids were being threatened daily, (I mean gently reminded) during the month of December to “be good” or Santa wouldn’t make an appearance on December 25th.
Right. As if that would happen.
But I’m straying from the point. As usual.
The point is, Kinsey’s 20th birthday is tomorrow. When she hasn’t been lobbying for more American Girl dolls, clothes, or accessories, she’s been asking for this GIANT stuffed bear every time we go to Costco.
We finally relented, and it is amazing how many different places he is showing up around the house. Like the powder room, to do his business!
So move over, “elf on the shelf” there is someone much bigger, and fluffier, and nicer who likes to appear in strange places all over the house. With a little help from his friend Kinsey!
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