Call it a Black Friday impulse purchase.
We were at Target on Friday evening to pick up a few odds and ends. This was way after the Black Friday madness had ended. The store looked like a war zone: There was stuff EVERYWHERE. Some shelves were picked clean. We were passing by the electronics/books section when I saw it on an endcap—ELF ON THE SHELF.
Michael and I had discussed Elf on the Shelf before, and whether we wanted to start the tradition with Nora this year or next. We debated whether it was something she would understand this year. Thought maybe we should wait until next year, but weren’t sure.
But there they were—elves, both boys and girls, and they were on SALE. Well, $29.95 with a “free” $5 Target gift card with purchase. So effectively $24.95. We took the opportunity to snag one.
We haven’t started yet, though. I’m kind of intimidated actually. To have to come up with ideas of where to put him, and to have Nora search for him every morning. And I’m still not 100% sure she’ll get it. She likely won’t understand that we have to name him, or that she can’t touch him. So then I think… should we just hold onto it until next year?
What say you, fellow parents? Do you have an Elf on the Shelf? If so, at what age were your kids when he/she came into your home? Did your child understand? Was it worthwhile?
AboutI'm Heather. I just turned 30. I'm happily married, and mommy to the most beautiful little girl in the world (what, you're saying I could be biased?). Determined DIYer and homeowner. Sarcastic. A perfectionist. A bleeding-heart liberal. Frugal. Loves a little dog way more than many humans. Loves food, hates exercise (it's an ongoing battle). A loyal football fan. I love to laugh. Value family and friends above all else. Vie to be a world traveler.
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