My lovely husband returned from a work trip to America with a little visitor for the children. The Elf. He came with a lovely book which instructed them not to touch him, he would simply watch and report back to Santa. Initially he was named ‘Ben Elf’ but now has been renamed ‘Cinder’. Santa even ok’ed the name change with a little note.
All three have been entranced by his antics. At first we thought Z was pretending to believe, but as time has gone on, I think even he is convinced the elf is real.
S has been telling everyone, even her swimming teacher that we have an elf house guest.
I don’t really like to say to the children that if they are naughty they won’t get presents, but we have said the elf is watching and will report back to Santa. Yesterday Daddy got very frustrated when no one would tidy up and reminded them the elf was watching and was getting cross to which Z replied,
‘so why is he smiling?’
I had my back to them and struggled not to laugh, as did my husband when he saw my shoulders shaking..its not often he is lost for words…
So today the Elf had a special surprise with a note saying that Santa knew they were trying hard to be good, and here was a little gift.
We then all spent a happy afternoon snuggled up watching The Lorax. I wonder what the elf will bring next?
You can see reports from Elves all over on ElfReports.com.
I have seen this elf around quite a bit, its a lovely idea and I think a great one to bring the run up of the magic of christmas to children. Your elf is very lovely giving gifts as well! ;0)
What a brilliant idea, although I find this elf a little creepy, anything kitsch and 1950s makes me uneasy! maybe that’s how it works? But I keep telling my two the elves are listening, having a real one might make them take it more seriously! I love what you did here 🙂 How was the Lorax?
That elf has the kind of face that says he’s seen untold mischief in his lifetime – no one looks that happy without a very good reason!
Loving the Elf Report too – excellent idea, all I need now is an elf!
Much love x
They look so innocent and cheeky all at the same time. Very cute though 🙂