"" The Preppy Strawberry: Our newest family member

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Our newest family member

Meet Linus - Our Elf on the Shelf

Meet our new family member "Linus"~ Linus is our Elf on the Shelf and watching over us to make sure we all behave and that we remain on Santa's good list!  This is our first year doing the Elf on the Shelf and I'm sure this will become a tradition each year.  I posted my status update that we welcomed our elf on the shelf home.  It was so amazing to see other friends comment and everyone's elf had a different name!!  Linus has been with us the whole month of December and week one was the only week that he didn't add more stress to my life.  I'm Failing at the Elf on the Shelf!  I haven't been busted yet for him not moving the next day but the stress he brings to a parents life!  I can't count on my hands anymore how many days I've sprung out of bed and flew downstairs to move him before she got up!  Sunday, was the close call she came down stairs before me to feed the dog.  At first, I'm like go for it and then I'm in the bathroom getting ready for church and I'm like Oh No, I forgot to move Linus!!  Of all places for Linus to be was on the shelf right by the dog bowl!  So I have to think quick about how to get her back up stairs ... Thank god Daddy catches on to what's going on.  At first I thought I was going to be all alone on this debacle!  He gets her upstairs to talk about how much food she should give the dog.  I wasn't upstairs because I was moving Linus but I could just imagine her face being like Why are you telling me this?  I know he gets 2 scoops, in fact when I yelled for her to come down she goes Why did Daddy have to tell me Chester only gets 2 scoops?  I go I don't know he probably just was testing to see how smart you are?  The reason really was because her mother is FAILING at this Elf on the Shelf deal!  

I love seeing in her the magic of Christmas!  If you missed my post about the Polar Express Train ride and her 1st trip to the North Pole you can read about it here.  Lilly honestly believes that Linus flies every night to that same North Pole she visited on the train.  Not only does Linus fly there but our neighbors elf Fronk and Linus meet at the stop sign and fly together. Yes, Lilly and the 3 year old neighbor girl came up with this theory all on there own at Church last week.  

Does your family have an elf on the shelf?  If so what is your elf's name?  Also, share with us your stories of forgetting to move your elf ;)    


  1. ours is pierre, and i tell kate that sometimes he just really likes his perch so he goes back to that same spot!

  2. Amy_ThePreppyStrawberryNovember 29, 2012 at 2:34 PM

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  3. Amy_ThePreppyStrawberryNovember 29, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    Good Call! Towards the end Lilly would be like - he's on the piano again? He's in the tree? He's on the bookshelf - WHY? I go he must like those spots! Damn that little elf was so stressful! Happy New Year!!

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