Monday, November 24, 2014

Meet Brita

So...I didn't know if I'd want to get on the Elf on the Shelf bandwagon. It looked fun, but it's just one more thing to do.

If you aren't familiar with Elf on the Shelf it comes with a book that explains how the elf watches what the kids do, and reports back to Santa. The elf comes to live at night and does things around the house. Kids can not touch her, or she looses magic.

It's kind of creepy if you think about it. The kids only think of it as being fun though.

One of my friends that lives in Omaha was giving one away on her FB page. I entered thinking, Why not? It will be fun.

I didn't think I'd win, but I did.

Welcome Brita to our family.

When I found out our little elf was a girl I was excited. Finally another girl in our family. I told the boys, "I won her, so I'm naming her." One of my great grandmas was from Sweden. Her name was Brita. My youngest sister was almost named after her, but ended up being Terra instead. It's a good thing because shortly after she was born Brita Water Filters came out, and were the rage. Everyone had to have one. Now that trend has died down a bit. I think it's safe to name our elf Brita.

Right away Mica had to read the story, and fill out Brita's name in the book. I set Brita on the shelf. Mica put a TMNT up by her because she was lonely - so he said.

He then proceeded to talk about how the elf isn't real. I took him into my bedroom and said, "If you don't think the elf is real, that's fine. Think that. Just don't mess it up for Isaak." - He's been quiet about that ever since.

I was going to check out all the clever things that people have done with their Elf on the Shelf online. It just so happens that so far I've followed my boy's creative leads. 

Night 1: Leonardo carried Brita to the TMNT notebook that was left out.

Night 2: Brita read the boy's notes, and responded to them. She cut the envelope open with her tiny scissors. *The paper shredder did that.

Much of the day yesterday the boys spent time making Brita a special home. It has a bed, an outhouse, and a roof. *I'm sure in the future that house will have Christmas lights that will show up on it. 

My friend that I won Brita from has an extra skirt that she's giving to us. :) 

So far our little elf Brita hasn't been a lot of work like I thought she'd be. Isaak wants to get out of bed to see what Brita has been up to. 

Daddy rolls his eyes whenever the boys say, "Dad come check out what Brita did!" I call him a Scrooge. 

Isaak lost a tooth last week. I feel asleep without taking care of the Tooth Fairy duties. Daddy dropped some change in Isaak's box. He didn't leave a special dollar with Fairy dust, or a little note like she did last time. Isaak woke up, and was all disappointed. He left her a necklace, and a bead. The Tooth Fairy didn't thank him.


Masshole Mommy said...

Getting an EOTS is one of my biggest regrets in life. This will be our third year with him and I started out from day one having our elf do little pranks instead of just simply moving him. So I have had to keep it up and it's way more work than it's worth.

~ Noelle said...

I love our elf on the shelf... he isn't really one to prank or make messes.. he normally just plays with broxtons toys while he is at school... then sits up high the rest of the time ;)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

How cool that you won! We are on our fifth year with ours.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I'm opposite Robin. I LOVE our elf and look forward to all the pranks. I plan year round for them. Sounds like the boys are liking theirs too!

mail4rosey said...

We hide the elf twice a day. Daddy does it overnight while little man is sleeping, and I hide him for him to find after school. He loves it. We're excited for our elf to come back this year. :)

Joanna @Makingmine said...

My daughter is too young for Elf on the Shelf, but I think we'll do it. I'm not sure how crazy we'll get, but I think it will be a fun tradition :)

Love you ideas so far!

Unknown said...

I think the elf looks a bit creepy. Lucky there was a giant mutant turtle there.

Eat To Live said...

LOL... Scrooge. Poor Travis. He has a lot of days to go with that Elf before it is over for a year.

Terra Heck said...

I've never owned Elf on the Shelf for my kids but I like seeing how different people pose theirs and what antics it can get into.


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