Here’s the deal. I fail enough at this Mommy traditional crap. Now, there’s an artsy-fartsy tradition and thankfully my kids are too old for us to start it or even bring it up.
The tooth fairy was only around half the time she was needed in my house. I can’t count how many times the kids came out over the years complaining that they couldn’t find the money the tooth fairy left. Damn that fairy!
and FUCK me
When the kids were small I thought I was a night owl. I wasn’t. Many nights I couldn’t wait them out to get to sleep OR honestly, I would forget. Yes, I know, I suck. They seem pretty scarred by it too. NOT
I was constantly finding the money the tooth fairy left way down between the mattress and the wall. Not an easy thing when the kids learned to check there first. Have I mentioned what a horrible liar I am?
Since failing at that wasn’t enough, now there is something new to screw up.
As I said, thank goodness my kids are 15 & 18 so I don’t have to fail at this too. This weekend is probably when I will have to start blocking people again from my fb wall for a few weeks. It will be over run with all the “cute” pictures of what Elf did.
What elf usually did was make a mess. Ain’t no one in my house got time to clean up more of that.
I can hear the kids if this phenomonen had happened while they were younger. Mom, why is elf still doing the same thing as yesterday…last week, insert whatever? Mom, Alicia’s elf plays all over the house at night, why is ours always in the same spot? Mom, is our elf dead?
I’m a realist, that’s about how it would go. I probably would have made up a story about how lazy our elf was and maybe it should go down to Grandma’s to hang out for a while. It probably needed more room to run around right?
Last year I didn’t get a chance to write up my post of annoyance. I loved all the blog posts I kept reading about this PITA elf.
This year I have some new people added to my fb wall. They aren’t new friends but they are new to my wall. They might be able to stay unblocked we’ll just have to see. One of them had a picture from last year that I agree with. She let me use it for this post since I have no way to get my own picture.
See Laura from Fire Wife Elly is a glittery, crafty girl that home schools. By all accounts she’s someone that I should be poking in the eye right? Anti-ME lol But, she’s cool and this picture proves it. She’s got a naughty elf on the shelf and I’ve got to see the trouble her elf gets into this year.
Plus her site isn’t all pink so she has that going for her too 😉 We KNOW how I feel about pretty, pink mom blogs.
I will say that even some of the most creative friends I have with this tradition are damn tired of it by the time Christmas rolls around. I’m lame enough to take a little pleasure in that. I mean, seriously, who decided to add something this major to the busiest month of the year?
Did you know there is elf on the shelf couture? But, of course, there is. Cooking stuff, tutu, and a jersey to name the more popular one’s. What a racket!
Good for them. I’m all for capitalism. Milk this trend for all it’s worth elf on the shelf. I’ll wait and see if it’s still around in a decade when my kids have kids and then force them to do it. MWAHAHAHA