We have joined the legions of other parents in doing the whole “Elf on the Shelf” thing, but as I stated in this previous post, we are doing things a little differently than normal.
Just to recap, our elf was kicked out of the North Pole. Apparently, he had an unfortunate fruitcake accident and has been acting like a little jerk ever since. Seeing that he needed some discipline, Santa left him here so the boys can teach him to be good again.
There will actually be a lesson for the kids in the end of all this. But, for now, I’m just using this elf for my own selfish entertainment purposes.
Here are his adventures since last week:
Day 9…Puck “steals” the canned goods from The Younger Boy’s food drive to make a throne for himself. He then proceeds to eat a cookie. Because he is a selfish jerk.
Day 10…Puck finds a way to deal, while living with our family. Not the best way to handle your problems, pal.
I can’t believe we found alcohol in our house! The Husband and I aren’t drinkers (not that we are against alcohol, we just don’t drink it), the wine was left over from a recent party and I think the Crown Royal was a gift years ago. If Crown ages, it should be pretty good by now!
After the night of drunkenness, Philip felt like Puck needed an intervention. So, when he got home from school, he made this:
According to Philip, Puck would be nicer if he had a warm bed. Seeing a need to be filled, he made Puck a room, complete with a bed, blanket, pillow, and even a book! I’m so glad he’s promoting literacy!
On another note, I know this is all fun and games, but I am glad that Philip is showing compassion. He said that sometimes people are mean because they have a sad life (like not having a home), and that we should help people, rather than judge them. There’s a lesson that we can all learn…such a smart boy!
Day 11…Puck makes it personal when he messes with my yarn.
Not really. I wasn’t going to use this yarn anyway. I’m not one to make an unnecessary mess…”ain’t nobody got time for that!”
Day 12…Tired of us, Puck attempts to escape.
Day 13…Puck shows how much of a sicko he is when he takes apart the Lego people.
The next morning, The Husband says, “Philip! I can’t believe that Puck decapitated your Lego people!”
To which Philip responded, “That’s ok Dad. I already re-capitated some of them.”
Day 14…Puck acts like a teenager and takes a selfie.
This one really impressed The Younger Boy because later that day, we “found” Puck’s selfie on my phone.
You can actually see The Husband’s arm in it, but Philip never noticed. He was in awe of this one, because “There’s no way you did it, Mom! You’d be in the picture!!!”
I feel like such a liar…
Those are the misadventures of Puck so far. If you’re actually reading this whimsical nonsense, congratulations!!! You win a prize…or something.
What will happen next? Will Puck learn to behave himself? Will he ever stop tormenting our toys? Can someone so bad ever be good? (Cue suspenseful music.)
Stay tuned to find out…