This morning we found Tootsie way up high, out of reach of little fingers that might poke and prod, hanging out in the light right above the kitchen table. This is prime viewing space for some serious behavior observation. You never know what might happen at the kitchen table in our house. I think Santa will get some good reports today. Both of the kids helped me bake the best cookies in the universe so all is right with the world.
I should mention that a certain special helper (my husband) helped Tootsie find his hiding spot today when I realized in a sudden burst of anxiety while in the shower around 6:15am this morning that I had forgotten to move the elf and screamed for Daddy to get busy with Tootsie duty before the kids got up. Whew. Luckily he’s a quick elf shuffler and the kids were none the wiser. My scream gave him a good scare though and he thought I had fallen or had some sort of emergency. Good to know he’d come running if needed. 😉
It seems Tootsie is having a lasting impact on at least one of my kids. Today my daughter wrote me this note at school: ‘Dear Mommy, I missed you at school today. Love, Lily. Maybe we could have hot chocolate and play in the snow.’ Isn’t she the sweetest? That’s a picture of my little girl, Lily on the left, me on the right (clearly in need of some new highlights), the snow, our house and the ever-watchful Tootsie. What an awesome picture! I can hardly wait to see what Tootsie will get into tomorrow.
Come see me again tomorrow to find out what Tootsie’s up to! You can find all my past Elf on the Shelf posts here. Follow my Elf on the Shelf board on Pinterest to get even more ideas, and if you don’t have an elf for your family, get one on Amazon. This is by far them most FUN family Christmas tradition we have!