We’re really starting to fly towards the end of the year and Christmas is drawing ever closer.
In just a little over a week we’ll be welcoming back an special member of our family – Jinx, our adopted Elf on the Shelf.
My girls are so excited and can’t wait for Jinx to arrive, although they are somewhat freaked out by where he will actually turn up each morning when he does arrive.
If you don’t know much about Elf on the Shelf, the basic idea is that they are scout elves who are adopted by families and then help Santa by keeping an eye on children’s behaviour. They report back to Santa each night then return to your home before morning and hide for the children to find him or her. The elves are not to be touched by children or they lose their magic and need to return to the North Pole until they recover.
In our family, Elf on the Shelf is not used so much for behaviour but more as a fun annual Christmas tradition for my kids to enjoy in the lead up to Christmas, no different to an advent calendar really.
Jinx joined our family mid-way through December last year, as the girls put in their request to Santa for a scout elf a little too late. Although we didn’t get to enjoy him for the full 24 days leading up to Christmas, Jinx still managed to get into plenty of mischief around our house and we look forward to seeing him again on 1 December.
I thought I’d share a few photos of some the crazy antics our elf got up to – some of these scout elves really are characters. I think my personal favourite was printing a copy of his own face in our scanner!
You never know, maybe it will inspire your elf’s creativity this year!
Just hanging around
Cheeky fun in the scanner and printer
Late night snack in the biscuit jar
Time to relax and watch a movie
Getting into some Christmas chocolates
Let’s go! Taking a ride on a reindeer.
Wheeeee! Thrill seeker on the ceiling fan.
Some craft time with playdough
Taking time out to read a Christmas book
Peek a book! Hiding in a stocking.
Jinx’s very own carols by candlelight cheered on by some of his Barbie friends
Mmmmm, Nutella … Jinx you have certainly found the right family!
Toot toot! Riding the Christmas tree train.
Egg nog! Time for a well earned drink.
It’s almost time for me to leave…
Until next year!
Has your family adopted an Elf on the Shelf? What is the craziest or cheekiest thing your elf has got up to?