I am one of those moms who always looks for a deal. I constantly hear myself saying, “I could find that cheaper somewhere else” or “I could make that myself”. It’s terrifying, really. I sound like my own mother, who wouldn’t be caught dead paying full price for anything.
That being said, I have wanted to do “Elf on the Shelf” with my kids before we even had kids. I love the idea of the kids waking up to a cute, slightly mischievous elf doing funny things around the house. I had looked up how much one of these dolls cost, and I found them to be albeit not outrageous, but slightly more than I wanted to spend on something so enter this guy:
We started December 1, and Hans has done everything from blow bubbles, make pancakes, brush his teeth, hang from the ceiling fan, and drink maple syrup. I love that Madeline wakes up asking “Where’s Hans? What’s Hans doing?” It’s really been a fun, low-key experience this year.
Anyone out there done elf on the shelf? What have you done with the elf and how have your kids liked it?