Around the 1st of December a random Christmas elf showed up in our family room. At first I was alarmed and told the kids to stay in their rooms while I tried to figure out what was going on. I was going to call the police but my wife told me I was over reacting. We called our neighbors and apparently some of them have elves in their houses as well. Our neighbors seem to think this is normal and tell us that he will be in our home until Christmas. They also told us that he will watch our children during the day and wander our house at night getting into things. They thought this was normal and that “it is so fun”. Im not sure how I feel about a small stranger in red tights wandering around my home at night watching my kids. I want to be positive about this but it makes me nervous. Ive decided to allow him to stay (I don’t think I really have a choice) but I am keeping a close eye on him and have decided to document his activity while he is living here. I will continue to add days to this post until he decides to return home to the North Pole. If you have any advice about having an elf in your home please leave it in the comments below.
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Day 1: This morning we woke up to find an elf in our family room. Our neighbors seem to think this is normal and tell us that he will be in our home until Christmas. So far he hasn’t talked much, he mainly just sits around eating all of our candy while he watches us. I asked him if he was potty trained and he threw a candy cane at me – I hope that means yes.
Day 3: Okay this elf needs to go back to the Candy Cane forest or wherever he came from. Today was the second day Wil missed his nap because the elf woke him up to tell him Narwhal jokes. My family is starting to love having the elf in our home but I still think he needs to go.
Day 9: I took all of the syrup and candy canes out of the house hoping the elf would leave but it only made things worse. He deliberately let me see his report to the big man tonight as a scare tactic. “Dear Santa, They have not been feeding me enough sugar.” I think he is serious about sending it.
Day 10: Tonight we left the elf all alone in the house for the first time. It was very nerve racking for me. I was so happy to pull in the driveway and not see my house on fire. The elf wouldn’t stop bragging about beating Godzilla at every game we own.
Day 12: The elf told me that he needed to borrow my phone to make an emergency call to Santa. When I got my phone back I noticed there were no outgoing calls but my camera roll was loaded with selfies (which he referred to as “elfies”).
Day 16 (Christmas Eve): I tricked him into getting in the box by putting gum drops at the bottom of it. He popped up right before I was about to tape the top and told me I was listening to the devil. I just want to make sure Santa picks him up tonight. I over heard him making plans with the kids and now I’m worried.
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