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The red-cheecked creature, The Elf on the Shelf, costing about thirty bucks in most toy sections of stores, is said to have become a Christmas Tradition. Like Bing Crosby crooning “White Christmas”?
Just how long does it take for something to become a tradition?
This piece of spying plastic has only been on the market a few years. Whatever the time frame, it doesn’t seem the gaudy creature being brought into homes monitoring/ watching/recording the kids’ behavior during holiday season has been around long enough to qualify as a tradition EVEN if every dumb parent has one.
If you’re counted amongst my older blog readers, you may be just as astonished as I am about this “Elf On The Shelf”
With the little spy-thing coming in a variety of ethnic looks and both male and female gender, there’s one to fit every household and give parents the heads-up on which kid is being naughty or nice because “elf on the shelf” sees all.
Crazy! Just another escape gadget helping parents avoid the responsibility formerly known as being watchful.
Every parent ought to be the elf on the shelf and not just at holiday time but throughout the year – every year.
As an Old School mother, my kids knew I had eyes in the back and on the side of my head. I saw. I watched. It was my job to know and I wasn’t gonna rely on a snooping gadget.
Well, truth be told, nothing like Mr/Ms Elf was around in my day of raising kids. But I stand by the concept of parents being responsible enough to be the monitor of their kid’s behavior and of their kid’s adherence to the family’s values – which should not include gadget-snooping.
If there be a snoop in the home, and there ought to be one, the parent ought to hold that title.
If you’ve got an Elf on the Shelf in your home, please share why you thought to buy it.
In my home this season Brandi sketched her version of the gadget. But hers (pictured below) lacks the ability to know whether the kids are naughty or nice.