…Me and E.J., however. Both perfectly content to sleep peacefully through this continued rainy cold as long as we’re allowed. Taking breaks every now and then for baffs, snacks and some covert online Christmas shopping. 🎅🎄🎁
So, it’s December 2nd which means this *should* be the second day our elves are in full effect. I’ve been telling my daughter all year that they will “wake up on December 1st”.
Your typical, garden variety elves go away and hide somewhere like the North Pole or the Bahamas after Christmas is over. Since I don’t like the risk that comes along with stashing them away and being found at some point in the year when they were ‘sposeda be off with Santa, the girlchild puts on her mittens so as not to disturb their obvious magic. And wraps them in Christmas paper to sleep the year away in the storage closet. She can spy on them…but no touchy.
There was a local mom who was making up kits that included activities and supplies to keep your elves busy all month long. I didn’t make the order deadline but I saw that she included three sick day passes for your family elf. A Hail Mary for parents who just ‘need a sec’. It gave me an idea. And our elves phoned it in for yesterday. Dang Elf Flu…
Last year, we had a horrible elfish home accident where human hands came in contact with Elf #1. In tears, she picked it up with salad “twongs” and laid it carefully aside on a countertop and surrounded it in a morbid sort of pyre of pure cinnamon. Like a chalk outline for elves struck down heroically in the line of duty. Thankfully, she’d learned about this spell online and Elf #1 was able to return to full action after an overnight rejuvenation.
The trees are up and, thanks to all my kids, Christmas spread through the house as per our family tradition back on Veteran’s Day. Everett and I will be resting until our Lego gingerbread house and reindeer arrive. And I’ve got some research to do to figure out just how well that cinnamon trick works on humans. It’s worth a try!
Be well, Friends