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Anyone else do the Elf on the Shelf?

Anyone else do the Elf on the Shelf?

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  • raabta01 raabta01's Avatar 12-10-12 | 01:08 PM
  • We started this 3 years ago and it's always a lot of fun. Problem is we are running out of ideas of where to put him that are new and different from years past.

    We always do some of the old standards like on the Christmas tree, hanging from the chandlier, on a high shelf, etc.

    I guess the big trend now (according to the ladies in my Sunday School class, by way of Instagram and Pinterest) is to put the elf in mischevious situations such as: surrounded by halloween candy wrappers, making a "snow angel" from flower or sugar on the kitchen counter, etc.

    Do you guys have an elf? Have any good ideas of places for him to show up?
  • MrsS1stbaby MrsS1stbaby's Avatar 12-10-12 | 01:44 PM
  • We don't do it, but I have heard of a website, or maybe it was a blog, where they put the Elf in inappropriate positions and take pictures to post for fun. I saw one in which the Elf was scrubbing his bum with a toothbrush. Or set to look like passed out next to an empty mini-liquor bottle. So...not appropriate for the kids to find, lol.
  • raabta01 raabta01's Avatar 12-10-12 | 02:52 PM
  • Hahaha, yeah I'm thinking the stuff I heard about was more the parents having fun with the elf than doing stuff for the benefit of the kids. We are trying to step it up a bit this year though. Last week I had him on top of our microwave surrounded by candy wrappers with a little chocolat smeared on his face!
  • savannah33 savannah33's Avatar 12-17-12 | 10:38 AM
  • Our elf steals Barbie cars and drives around. He has bungie jumped from the light switches. Been caught head first in the mounted bass my husband has in his office. In the bowl of M&M's covered up. Fishing with a toothpick / dental floss and safety pin in a cup of goldfish.
  • raabta01 raabta01's Avatar 12-17-12 | 04:28 PM
  • That's funny you should mention that. Our elf just showed up on Theron's little 4 Wheeler this morning!