The Life & Times of Chippy the Elf

Ok. I’ll admit it. I kind of love our Elf on the Shelf. I know, I know…as a beaten-down mom with an endless checklist of things to do I should be annoyed by the added responsibility of creating a new scenario for the mischief-maker each night. Just another thing to have to think about before dragging my tired and weary butt to bed. But the thing is, I really like the little guy.IMG_0786

I’m, admittedly, not the merriest person I know. I love Christmas, but I don’t go all Clark W. Griswold on Christmas lights and shopping and all the holiday trappings. But the little guy, well, he brings so much joy to our house. I love the excitement from my girls every morning before heading downstairs to find our elf, Chippy. They adore him. Sometimes I have him bring them small gifts, sometimes I stage him in humorous situations, and sometimes I’m not feeling very inspired and he just sits unassuming on a shelf. FullSizeRender (7)

He’s currently in a relationship with Dr. Barbie. I thought it was an important statement that he opted for the girl with brains as well as looks. FullSizeRender (10)FullSizeRender (9)

Sometimes their friend Elsa tags along on the adventure. FullSizeRender (12)

Chippy has been known to zip line across the family room. FullSizeRender (11)

And, once, he even got himself all tangled up. FullSizeRender (8)

Chippy brings out the kid in me. I love being able to add to my kids’ excitement during the holidays.

So I want to know; Do you like your Elf on the Shelf or is it just another pain in the ass responsibility?

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