For the past few years, Chad and I have been working on a family tradition with a name we most certainly did not borrow from ABC Family: 25 Days of Christmas. In fact, I know a lot of families with little kids do this – sometimes with events, sometimes with chocolates. Chad and I are like children, so obviously this appeals to us.
I was perusing the Pinterest the other day and started noticing this creepy looking thing routinely popping up. I finally gave in and clicked on one of the images and found that it was an “Elf on the Shelf”. I did what I usually do when I am hopeful that the internet is hoaxing me: I googled it.
After reading this and this, I felt pretty certain that I had a handle on what is going on here: some Martha Stewart wannabe invented this garbage so more mothers everywhere could feel inferior. I keep hoping that this is an EPIC internet joke and that this does not actually exist. Just… insane.