I know many of you are on the edge of your seats, waiting for my final Elf on the Shelf blog post of 2015.
I’ll be honest, Christmas kicked my patootie (again) this year, and I was COMPLETELY OVER IT by noon on Christmas Eve. So, I’ve been dragging my feet on getting this post up because, well, I’m ready to move on from the holidays.
But, I made a commitment to blogging about this stupid elf, so I’m going to keep it, dang it.
Here we go…
On the Sunday before Christmas, Buddy delivered a gingerbread house kit!
Monday morning, we found Buddy doing his business in the bathroom. Incidentally, my husband and I thought this was hilarious…my kid was less than impressed.
He’s a weird kid.
On Monday, we took a trip to St. Louis to watch the new Star Wars movie in a super fun, fancy movie theater. We decided to spend the night there and meet up with a friend of Andrew’s the next morning to see the new Alvin & the Chipmunks movie.
I’ll let you guess which movie is better…
So, anyway, Buddy must have stowed away in my bag or something because we found him at the hotel the next morning! He even brought a cute little ornament for the tree (that was found at the Hallmark store on Monday night, I would guess). So that’s fun!
On Tuesday night, Buddy built a cup pyramid in the hallway doorway to my son’s room. Unfortunately, the pyramid fell before my son got up that morning, which was disappointing, but he thought it was still pretty funny.
Buddy took a flight back from the North Pole on Thursday morning. His bomber jacket is from Target last year.
Alright. Remember how I told you I was OVER IT by noon on Christmas Eve? I really wasn’t kidding.
I’m not proud to admit that mommy had to take a time out that afternoon (after a certain 8-year-old criticized the homemade chicken noodle soup I had cooked for 5 hours…I mean, really kid?).
So, after Christmas Eve church service, an annual Christmas party we attend each year, and then coming home at 11pm and doing all the Santa stuff, I was completely DONE.WITH.CHRISTMAS. by the time it came to send Buddy back to the North Pole.
In years past, Buddy has helped Santa decorate the hallway with Christmas lights and a crepe paper barrier that the kid could bust through Koolaid-man-style (after mommy had time to get coffee and set up the video camera and stuff). This amazing amount of decorating has seriously been done every year since my kid has been walking.
These photos are from last year:
This year, Buddy just ended up writing a goodbye note on the bathroom mirror with a green, wet-erase marker. And I didn’t even take a photo of it.
Because I was THAT done.
So, yeah, Santa & Buddy slacked off this Christmas Eve.
But perhaps a certain 8-year-old should have been a little more polite to his mommy then perhaps Santa would have spent more time at his house…
You know what the worst part was? My son didn’t even miss the usual fanfare…he did not even question stuff not being there, despite having the lights and the crepe paper bust-through thing for the last 6 years.
I don’t know why I even bother.
Hope you’ve enjoyed a look at our little elf’s antics over the last few weeks. Hopefully he’ll get a good break for the next 11 months and will come back next year.
We shall see…