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As a mom to 5 kids, we do the Elf on the Shelf but I'm not the best to remember to move it ever night! Several years ago I came up with the perfect hack to get out of moving the elf for a few days. our elf took a sick day! We have since done several version of our sick on Elf on the Shelf and we even include an Elf on the Shelf sick letter and it gets us a few days of freedom!
With the Holidays coming up. Many of us are continuing the Elf on the Shelf tradition, some of us are starting the tradition. Either way we are always look for new ideas to keep things fun and interesting! Our family elf is called Mater. Yes, after the Cars Movie Mater. This is his 2nd year with us but he seems to have gotten in to plenty of trouble since then! Join us on our adventures!
You may remember my post on how to get an Elf's Magic back when your kid touches him. Well my son got a bit too excited and touched our elf! He did the whole routine and Santa came to give him his magic back! So he had to take a sick day! Santa Left him a letter and wrapped him up in a bandage, made him a bed from a cake mix box, made a pillow from a wash cloth and a blanket from a hand towel!
I'd love to hear some of the great ways your elf has visited you!!
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