July 31, 2009
Last Christmas, we were visited by John David, our family's adopted Elf on the Shelf.
We had lots of fun with John David. He brought the kids lots of little treats. He also did something we called "mischief." He was always doing something funny around the house, like dumping out underwear drawers:He was always re-arranging toys (spoons, candy, legos, etc.) to spell out the word "elf." He dressed the kids' stuffed animals in their underwear:He even put a bow on poor, poor Tootie dog:John David's final act of mischief was to "roll" the living room on Christmas Eve, right before he caught a ride with Santa back to the North Pole.
This resulted in a lot of Christmas pictures that looked like this:Bless Grandmama's heart, she spent half Christmas Day rolling that toilet paper back on the roll. (John David used our good Charmin, and we weren't about to let it go to waste!)This picture has nothing to do with John David, but it is something that Emma got from Santa, and it reminded me of something else funny:He left a note for the kids, explaining that he had to go back to build more toys for next year, but since they had been moping and complaining about him having to leave, he might try to make a trip during the summer for a little vacation. (The only thing he asked was that Emma make him a little bed to sleep in.)So, fast-forward to last week. The family came home from a park outing to find this on the back deck:I hope he put some sunscreen on his rosy cheeks. Nice shades, J.D. (Somewhere, there is a new naked Ken doll in the house.)In true vacation style, he slept a lot:Watched some tv:Monopolized the remote control:In true naughty elf style, he also did a little mischief:
(Does anybody think Luke looks like one of the "Three Stooges" here? "Hey Moe!" Silly elf.)
Emma had a friend come sleep over, and now she wants an elf to come to her house, too. Her mom even called me to thank me for putting this idea in her daughter's head. Yay for spreading a little elf love!
John David left last Saturday with a promise that he will be back soon after Thanksgiving. We are really looking forward to seeing what kind of mischief he will come up with then.
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