Monday, December 13, 2010

Meet Ralph...

...our Elf on the Shelf.


We started the Elf on the Shelf tradition this year with the kids. We read them the book, and then the kids named our Elf "Ralph".

Ralph watches over the kids, then reports back to Santa during the night if they've been naughty or nice. Then he returns by morning, always perched in a new place to keep watch.

The kids are having fun looking for Ralph every morning! The one rule of the Elf is that you can't touch him or he could lose his magic. One day Ralph fell off the entertainment center where he was sitting, and Kinzie says to me skeptically, "I think Ralph came from the store. He has a tag on his butt". She thinks very logically and I maybe even has some doubts about Santa and Elves and such. But she loved going to see Santa and has been working on her letter to him, so even if she's not fully convinced, she loves believing anyway.

It's been a fun little way to celebrate the holidays, as well as keeping the kids in line! Remember... Ralph is watching you!

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