Tuesday, December 22, 2009

This Guy Sees You When Your Sleeping Too

Have you heard of the Elf on the Shelf? I never had up until about two weeks ago.

The Elf, one of Santa's helpers, makes his appearance in your home before the holidays. His sole responsibility is to report to Santa to let him know if the children of the household are worthy of the Nice List or not.


I need me one of those! You'd think that the Schmitty Kids would be perfect angels before the arrival of the jolly old soul. But the closer we seem to get to Christmas, the more they seem to be begging for coal in their stockings.

I keep telling them that Santa is going to fly on by our house....laughing all the way!


So, out I went to search for this Elf. I figured, I've tried everything else, what did I have to lose? I was desperate people. Desperate, I say!

I guess my kids are not the only ones with behavioral issues lately. The Elf on the Shelf was no where to be found. Sold out here, sold out there, sold out everywhere!


But then I got to thinking. A sweet, little Elf, could he deter my strong willed brood from wreaking havoc?


I told Mr. Schmitty that a light bulb had been flipped on in my evil mind. I've explained, in the past, about my children's fear of the dark and most anything scary, right?

"I couldn't find an Elf," I told my husband. "But I think I've come up with a more effective solution!"

"Oh yea?" He looked at me with a raised eyebrow.

He knows me too well.

"Yes, all I need to do is put on a Freddy Kruger costume and tell them, "Behave, or I'll be back!"

blink. blink.

"Oh come on!" I said, "You KNOW that would work!"

He's no fun.


Megryansmom said...

These elves were popular in the late 60's and could be found at Woolworth. I have a few for my tree, but splurged this year and bought the gift set for TOF at Barnes and Noble. He loves looking for his elf, Tank every morning but he's only 3. I have no idea what scare tactics I'll have to break out when he's older.

The Fritz Facts said...

Oh man, I can come do it for you just to see the looks on their faces! lol Hubby is no fun!

Baloney said...

Just get some other stuffed animal and use it the same way?!!
I thought for sure you had found one when I saw the post. Bummer.

Maria said...

I grew up with an elf on our Christmas mantel. He looked like a sweet old thing but he was the worst tattle tale.

I got my current elf from the Vermont Country Catalog. Too late for this year, but maybe next year?

Monica said...


I found your blog a couple of weeks ago and normally just lurk but I wanted to let you know that I really enjoy reading.
Merry Christmas!!

meleah rebeccah said...

I hope you and your family enjoyed the holiday. :)