We got the boys Elf on the Shelf for their Birthday and we just love it. I just have to share with everyone that has young kids. It will make your life so much easier... for at least 20 more days.
The premise behind this game is that there is a little elf that watches over the children all day and then every night he flies back to Santa and tells him if the child has been good or bad. When he comes back he is in a different place in the house and the children are suppose to look for him each morning. The children cannot touch the elf but they can talk to it and tell him what they would like for Santa to bring them. They can also name the elf. It comes with a book to read to your children so that they can understand everything.
Isn't this just the best idea!
Romeo is obviously too young for this, but Wild Man is just the right age. As we were reading the book and they tell you to name him he decided on the name Raykul.
Yeah I don't know were he got that either.
The part that I am having trouble with is to remember to move him each night. Even this morning I sent Wild Man to look for something in my room so I could put him somewhere different before Wild Man remember he needed to look for Raykul.
Wild Man has been acting so much better since we have had Raykul in our lives. Sometimes I just have to remind him that Raykul is watching and he immediately stops. Now this doesn't work everytime. He is still a two year old after all. But I will take what I can get.
Here is our little Raykul in our dining room wreath.
He was conviently located to look over Wild Man's time out spot. We were having trouble with him facing the corner and not talking while in time out.
Yesterday he did great.
Thank you Raykul. I will forever look forward to seeing you every year.
Now just to find something like this I could use for every holiday...