Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas 2013: Our Elf & Angel Week One

We also started our "Elf & Angel Adventures" this week. Gammy Becky got us our Elf on the Shelf, and he even came from THE New York City Macy's! Somehow that seems even more Christmasy, ha! We also have a Christmas Angel (google it, it's an alternative to elf on the shelf that tried to promote serving etc) this year, so we have two friends who are always together.

After spending WAY too much time and thought pinning ideas on how to implement elf on the shelf or Christmas Angel or kindness elves, I was a bit overwhelmed. I am just not a creative person, nor am I a go-getter that gets motivated enough to get over the top ideas completed. I needed simple. And Griffin is only 2 & 1/2. So I did not do a letter announcing why these new friends showed up or what their mission was. I just thought that would go way over Griffin's head, and I really just wanted this to be something fun for him. Instead, I just told Griffin that we had some new friends hiding in our living room that he had to find.
Then I told him he had to give them names. So far our angel is always called Angel. Our elf has been Batman, Captain America, Steve, Fred, and Wreck It Ralph. He absolutely loves it. I have just moved them to random places each night, nothing fancy, but he loves it. Yay for a fun and easy tradition! Now if I can just remember to move them each night...

- Mrs.Pate via my iPhone

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