On Friday the animated story of the Elf on the Shelf was on TV so I let Little Bug stay up later than normal and we watched the Christmas cartoon in our Christmas PJ's and with some popcorn! Then, on Saturday an elf arrived at our doorstep and now our adventures with our elf have begun.
On Saturday when the elf arrived I read the story The Elf on the Shelf to Little Bug and took out our elf and placed him on the mantle. Of course her first response was "He's pretend" and I had to remind her that he looks like he's pretend during the day but at night is when he uses his magic to fly to the North Pole to tell Santa what happened that day. Then as he comes back to our house he flies to a new spot in our house each night while she is sleeping.
She also knows that she can't touch him otherwise he will lose his magic and may not come back to our house. I'm excited to see where our elf (named Max) will end up each day. Today he got out her crayons and paper and drew a picture. I wonder where he'll be tomorrow.