Thursday, December 16, 2010

Edward, the Elf

I'd like to introduce you all to Edward.

Edward is our Elf on the Shelf.

Santa sent him to our house to keep an eye on Aiden and Jenny. He stays at our house and watches them all day. Then, at night, he flies back to the North Pole to report to Santa if they have been good or bad.

He came with a book, that I read to the kids on the day he arrived at our house. In the book it tells you that he has Christmas Magic, but it doesn't start until you give him a name. We named him Edward, after Aiden's Great Grandfather. Jenny thinks he is named Edward after the Edward in Twilight. Haha!

The elf also explains, in his book, that he likes to play games. His favorite game to play is very similar to Hide n' Seek. Every morning after he returns to our house from the North Pole, he hides in a different place. So, when the kids wake up in the mornings, they have to find him. At our house Edward has hidden on a shelf, on the baker's rack in our dining room, on top of the fish tank, on top of a bookshelf, and today he is on top of the fridge. Next week, when Jenny's here, I'm sure he'll hide in places where he is more difficult to find. But, since it's only Aiden here this week, he is hiding in more obvious places so that Aiden can find him easily.

Edward only has one rule. Children aren't allowed to touch him. If a child touches him, all of his Christmas Magic will go away and he won't be able to fly to the North Pole to talk to Santa. If he doesn't talk to Santa, Santa won't know what to bring the kids for Christmas and they won't get anything. I was thinking that Aiden and Jenny would try to be sneaky and touch him when I wasn't looking, but so far they haven't. They both seem very convinced that touching him will make his Christmas Magic dissappear!

So far Edward has really been a joy to have around the house. Aiden and Jenny have been better behaved, Aiden has been listening to Jaime and I better, and it has really given Aiden something to look forward to in the mornings when he looks for him. It is also really cute to watch Aiden talk to him. I can imagine that Santa has been getting some really good reports about Aiden and Jenny lately. Even Aiden, who I didn't think would understand, has been good lately. All I have to do is tell him that Edward is watching, and he straightens up (most of the time). Edward will return home to the North Pole on Christmas Eve with Santa. Too bad Edward couldn't stay year round! =)

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