There is a lot of talk about this elf on everyone’s shelf. An elf that cause seasonal mischief and holly jolly tom-foolery. I am just going to let you know right now, there ain’t no elf on my shelf!
I am all for childhood magic, but I only go so far. Santa comes, we even talk about Rudolf. However, I’ve got enough to do without adding a mistletoe munching mischief-maker!
Here are some of the reasons why there ain’t no elf on my shelf and there never will be.
1. I am already busy at night.
After the kids go to bed, I have a laundry list of things that I have to get done. I seriously do not have time to set up elaborate little scenarios!
2. My kids cause enough mayhem!
I already clean up after 2 kids, a husband and a dog. I don’t have any desire to clean up any added messes.
3. I already set up the magic 3 times a year.
We go all out setting up for Christmas, Easter and Halloween. Elaborate decorations! Toys all set up! Eggs hidden. There ain’t no way I am adding another 25 days to that.
4. Money, Money, Money.
I already spend too much money on Christmas and now, you want me to buy an elf? An elf that causes me to make a mess which I will, in turn, have to clean up?
5. Too many magical creatures.
I already have to keep track of the Tooth fairy, the Easter bunny, Santa Clause, the Sandman and whoever else! If I add another, my head might explode.
And last but not least, the most important reason of all…
I am lazy and I just don’t want to.
Kudos to all that do and Bravo to all of the fantastic pictures that I have seen, but it just isn’t in my wheelhouse.