Friday, December 21, 2007

The Elf on the Shelf

I read about this book called, "The Elf On the Shelf" on the Design Mom blog. It reminded me of a story Parley told me last year. There is a family we know that has one of Santa's elfs that lives in their house every year during December. When the kids wake-up each day the elf is in a different part of the house. He reports back to Santa each day how the kids are doing. When the kids start acting up, the mom says, "remember, the elf is watching." One day, their 4-year-old boy who sometimes gives his mom a run for her money, was being a little on the naughty side. His mom said, "remember, the elf is watching." To which the 4-year-old replied, "I don't care about no stinkin' elf anymore!"

I didn't realized that there is actually a book and an elf that you can buy. I might have to save my pennies for next year :)


Susan said...

That gave me a HUGE laugh! Did the mom laugh?

Carrie said...

I saw that on DM, too. I was very tempted for next year. That 4 yr old sounds like a smart one! :)

Osborne Family said...

They did a story about that Elf on a Shelf on the Today Show, last week. That elf is seriously psycho and creepy-looking!