Nov 29, 2011

Elf On The Shelf

Today on my afternoon off I went to Toys R Us to return two Lego sets that I no longer needed since Julie scored me that ginormous 1600 piece Lego set on Black Friday! I'm still in shock with that number.  What are we going to do with that many Legos.  I guess the question really is- what aren't we going to do with that many Legos.

So once I got my money back on my return I took a quick stroll through the store and then made my way out and headed down to Target to check out the Elf On The Shelf.  I have seen and heard about it and last year the kids in my class were always telling me what their elf did and where they found him that morning.... so fun!

So once I had the package in my hands I debated for a while on actually getting this elf or just getting any ol' elf and calling it the elf on the shelf... I mean it's $30 for a doll that looks like it could be pulled apart just by looking at it.  But it comes with a book and you get a $5 gift card if you buy it and I have a $5 coupon for my purchase that's like $10 off in "coupon talk" so with out anymore hesitation I bought it.

This evening Cade and I sat by the tree and opened the box.  We read the book and he followed along- looking concerned at parts- trying to figure out if this was real or not.  It's REAL to him.  So real that he wanted to know if Dillon saw him throw his empty juice box at me today.  I said, he didn't because we didn't know about Dillon then. There was a sigh of relief on his face.

Tonight Dillon is sitting high on our shelf (the higher the better in this house) and we will wait to see where he ends up tomorrow morning.

By the way, google images and pinterest (if you're a member) has tons of pictures posted of elves in action!