It's Elf on the Shelf season.
And as much as I love to see the shenanigans that my friends' elves get up to, I just can't get it together to do the same for my kids.
In fact, most nights I can't even remember to MOVE the elf - and Even Steven has to run down in the morning before the kids come downstairs.
I want to do better.
I want to have an elf that spends his nights in the hot tub with Barbie or stages an all-out war with the toy dinosaurs.
But it just ain't going to happen.
So if you're anything like me - this calendar is for you.
Elf on the Shelf - for Slackers
Day 1: Your elf arrives. Put him on the nearest shelf. Read your kids the book. You're done.
Day 2: Move your elf to the dining room light fixture.
Day 3: Move your elf to the kitchen windowsill.
Day 4: Forget to move your elf. Tell your kids that he only moves if they've been good the day before - so must be they were naughty. Tell them to try harder.
Day 5: Move your elf to a shelf in the family room.
Day 6: Move your elf to the back of the toilet.
Day 7: Put your elf in the minivan. I know - we're getting a little creative here.
Day 8: Move your elf to a shelf in the entry way.
Day 9: You've been working hard for four days. Give yourself a break. Tell your kids that they must have been naughty again and to try harder.
Day 10: Move your elf to the top of a cupboard.
Day 11: Move your elf to a spot on the Christmas Tree.
Day 12: Forget to move your elf. Your kids will know why he hasn't moved.
Day 13: Move your elf to the top of a lamp in the family room.
Day 14: Forget to move your elf.
Day 15: Forget to move your elf.
Day 16: You are the worst parent ever. Forget again.
Day 17: Okay - less than 10 days left. We can do this! Move your elf to the bathroom again.
Day 18: Move your elf to a kitchen light fixture.
Day 19: Move your elf to your bedroom.
Day 20: Move your elf to a window ledge in the family room.
Day 21: Move your elf to the top of the washer or dryer.
Day 22: Move your elf to the top of the television.
Day 23: Move your elf to the bulletin board.
Day 24: Move your elf to the kitchen counter.
Day 25: Move your elf back to the Christmas tree.
GREAT JOB! You did it!
Day 26: Quick! Move your elf back to his box and hide him away until next year.
Want to *TRY* to be Amazing with your Elf on the Shelf? I have ideas for that too!
If you want to have the greatest Elf on the Shelf EVER, then keep reading. Not only will I walk you through how to make your elf more poseable (using wire, velcro and magnets) without sewing a thing, I'm also going to give you ideas for his arrival as well as his goodbye and everything inbetween - including printables, easy and creative ways for him to get into mischief.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR ELF ON THE SHELF MORE POSEABLE USING WIRE, VELCRO AND MAGNETS
It is so easy (and fun!) to make your Elf on the Shelf more poseable (and much more likely to get into mischief) using wire, velcro and magnets - and there's not a bit of sewing required.
How great is that?
FIRST, WATCH THIS VIDEO TO SEE THE STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS
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Great Ideas for Your (Now Poseable) Elf on the Shelf
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