Yesterday there was a lot of Christmas Magic happening at the house of M.O.M.
As you know, the kids have been asking about Elf on the Shelf and wondering if and when we would get our own Elf. I was still on the fence and since Christmas is only a week away, I thought we might just skip it this year and ask for our own Elf next year. But then Max was putting on his shoes before school and he was sitting in front of the Christmas ornament box and what did he see?
A little Elf staring at him! He said, “Hey! That looks just like an Elf on the Shelf! I hurried him along and got him and the other kiddos off to school. When I got home I went over and opened the box and guess what happened?! That little green Elf that Max saw had come to visit us and bring along OUR Elf! And he didn’t bring just ANY Elf. He brought the VERY SAME Elf that used to watch over my grandmother’s house when she had HER kids at home. It seems that my sister’s Elf, Buddy, had been wondering about the rest of the family and had visited us and heard the kids wanting an Elf and when he visited Santa, he told him! And Santa, being the saint that he is, knew EXACTLY which Elf to send us! So Pixie, after many, many, many years of being back at the North Pole, has, once again, come to watch over and report back on another generation! This is VERY exciting!
A friend of mine loaned me her Elf on the Shelf book so that I could read the story to the kids. Since our Elf is very old, he didn’t come with a book. All the kids sat down and listened as I told them the story of our special Elf and then read the book.
We’ll see where Pixie shows up this morning. I’m confident he’s a very well-behaved Elf and will cause no mischief.
Here’s to keeping the magic of Christmas alive and to the wonder of childhood!
Doing the Dance of the Children~