My husband is an Elvis fan.
Recently, he mentioned hearing about the Elf on a Shelf craze and thought it might be fun to do Elfis on a Shelf in his office.
I believe my response was more than he bargained for:
“Well . . . first . . . your daughter has been dying for an Elf on the Shelf, so I think you should do one at home if you’re going to do one at work.
And furthermore, do you realize what kind of a commitment it is? Every single night for the entire month you have to move it. And kids talk at school about what their elves did the night before, so there are some pretty big expectations for creativity there.”
He said (sheepishly), “Oh. OK.”
So we have had a sometimes-moved, sometimes-not Elfis not on the shelf at home this year. No book to read or real rules, and half of the time, one of the kids moves it if it gets moved at all.
Fun, but no pressure.
I know what we can (and can’t) handle.
Do Normal People use the word furthermore? Because it’s one of my very favorite words.
For the Amazon affiliate link of the day, I give you . . . the banana slicer. Not so you can slice bananas, but so you can go read the reviews of this item. Which are hilarious. Truly.
And after you have some major laughs and sit in awe of the creativity of random people on the internet, maybe you’ll remember you wanted to buy a new 70 ba-jillion inch flat screen TV, and I’ll get the affiliate commission for that (or for anything you happen to purchase on Amazon after following my banana slicer link).