You guys have heard of "Elf on the Shelf", right?
Basically, it's a tiny elf that prepares your child for a life of constant criticism and ubiquitous surveillance.
Oh, what I meant to say is it's a fun holiday tradition that involves putting a tiny overpriced elf in different places in your house to remind your children not to be naughty, or the elf will report back to Santa when it makes its nightly flight back to the North Pole.
So anyway, the idea has evolved into putting the elf in naughty situations around the house, and people get pretty creative with this thing:
|Elf knows how to partayyyy|
|Oh yeah. Get some you smily little bastard.|
|It was the wine.|
|It's a rough life.|
So, anyway, we don't do this tradition, mainly because I can scare my children adequately on my own thankyouverymuch, but also because hell if I'm going to waste an entire bag of mini-marshmallows on a sink bath for a creepy little doll.
But, I nearly reconsidered as I was spending some quality time with my foam roller the other day and saw a piece from the kids' foam block set:
If I had an Elf on the Shelf, you can bet my kids would be waking up to him working on his IT bands.
Had you heard of Elf on the Shelf?
Do you have any ridiculous holiday traditions?