Lucia: Our Elf on the Shelf Is Very Entertaining this Year!

5 Dec

Elf on the Shelf looks on the surface like yet another agent of torment for parents desperately trying to make it to Christmas in one gift-wrapped piece.Wrong, wrong, wrong. The Elf is proof positive that surveillance can be an effective deterrent (and that some of us really need to get a life — or a job that celebrates all this pent-up creative energy).

Rainbow looms are all the range with the kids. Lucia borrowed his and made him a ring!

Rainbow looms are all the range with the kids. Lucia borrowed his and made him a ring on her first day back!

The elf appears each morning of December somewhere in the house. At night he/she heads back up to the North Pole to report back to Santa on the behavior of the children in the house.

Different elves manifest different odd behaviors. Many appear in different places in the house each day, which clearly indicates to the kids that that little spy has been traveling to see the Big Guy with the Beard. Other elves get up to mischief — I have heard of elves who toiletpaper the kitchen, gift wrap the toilet, paint the faces of sleeping children and other pranks (Lucia would be heading to elf heaven in tiny little elf pieces if she tried that in my house).

Lucia took the stage like the star that she is.

Day 2 Lucia took the stage like the star that she is.

Last year our elf, Lucia, did very little except turn up in different parts of the house, usually legs on either side of something, like a pole dancer in need of some professional development.

Future's so bright....I gotta wear shades!

Day 3 Future’s so bright….I gotta wear shades!

This year, perhaps pressured by those other more interesting elves, Lucia has been playing dress-up. Each morning, my little man comes racing out of his bedroom to see what that crazy elf has been up to. And my darling son knows he’s being watched…he says sorry, excuse me, and please and thank you for EVERYTHING! I love that elf.

T-Rex takes a shine to our elf!

Day 4 T-Rex takes a shine to our elf!

So in a spate of non-food-related posts, I will be keeping you up to date on Lucia the Elf and her more entertaining costume changes.

(P.S. I have heard that now Hanukkah has Mensch on the Bench (who does he report to?). If you know about this, PLEASE share with us! And find out if he’s available. I have always wanted one of those!)

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11 Responses to “Lucia: Our Elf on the Shelf Is Very Entertaining this Year!”

  1. Karen December 6, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Sorry, please and thank you…that is some powerful little elf. It is a shame he couldn’t stay around a little longer. 🙂

  2. Maryanne December 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    Is there an elf that can appear at my house and clean it? LOL!

  3. Mad Dog December 5, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

    ROFL – have you seen the Caganer in the Catalan nativity scene? He’s even in the Barcelona cathedral nativity, squatting next to Joseph and Mary!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caganer

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12059969

    • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy December 5, 2013 at 6:58 pm #

      OMG…the Caganer is completely new for me! I am very afraid (but very, very tempted) to show my son….No. I can’t! But I want to….

      • Mad Dog December 5, 2013 at 7:46 pm #

        Ha ha, there’s worse. The kids go out and find small logs and they put legs and a face on them. On Christmas Eve they beat the log and sing a song, asking it to shit torrone – if they have been good they get presents, if they have been bad they get a piece of coal:
        http://suitelife.com/2010/12/15/caga-tio-and-caganer/
        Wait a few years 😉

      • Natalia at Hot, Cheap & Easy December 5, 2013 at 8:03 pm #

        wow. gobsmacked.

      • Mad Dog December 5, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

        Here’s a good video with some history:

  4. mmmarzipan December 5, 2013 at 6:52 pm #

    so cute! I made an elf for my son… it hasn’t gotten up to too much yet though!

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