Elf on The Shelf … a Bawler

Elf on The Shelf has come to visit us this year.

It is our first experience with him in our home and we are trying to be gracious hosts.

My daughter, the one who pulls every single book off of the book shelf, even after being told no and don’t touch, acts as though there is a magical force field around the Elf preventing her from getting too close.

Just like the book says… she can not touch him.

And at 20 months old, she doesn’t.

When he first arrived he was pretty tame, he just relaxed when he came back from the North Pole each night and didn’t do anything too crazy.

But Elf was alone all night long and bored so he began to explore a little.

He tried to assist with decorating and household chores but got the two confused.

He was the new guy in town and still getting to know everyone in the house. He wasn’t sure where the towels were, if he was allowed to go in the fridge without asking, and still a bit shy.

But he has become comfortable with everyone quickly and discovered that he likes it here,

He likes it a lot!

Dylan McKay, however, is not impressed.


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35 Responses to Elf on The Shelf … a Bawler
  1. Alison@Mama Wants This
    December 13, 2011 | 6:09 am

    I don’t like the whole idea of Elf on the Shelf but you’ve made this so cute and fun!!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 13, 2011 | 7:47 pm

      I don’t like the idea of threatening children with an elf who reports to Santa for one month of good behaviour.
      But I do like being creative with a character who appears once a year to bring the magic of Christmas.
      It’s all in how it’s delivered.

  2. Ali
    December 13, 2011 | 7:31 am

    Would you like to explain why you have a Dylan McKay doll?

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 13, 2011 | 7:46 pm

      Same reason I had a Jordan Knight doll.

      • Leigh Ann
        December 13, 2011 | 9:53 pm

        I thought Dylan McKay was a dude?

        • Leigh Ann
          December 13, 2011 | 9:55 pm

          Oh damn never mind. I just saw him up in the corner. #blind

  3. Lady Estrogen
    December 13, 2011 | 7:37 am

    Personally, that little guy creeps me out, but that’s awesome! They’re all great, but I think I like the lamp the best. Too funny;)

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 13, 2011 | 6:55 pm

      that one was my favourite too.
      love me some dylan

  4. Amber
    December 13, 2011 | 8:36 am

    I LOVE that Dylan McKay got in on the action. I don’t blame him for not like it. I think that elf is a little creepy. 🙂 It should be Dylan McKay on the shelf.;)

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 13, 2011 | 6:54 pm

      GAWD I miss that show

  5. Not a Perfect Mom
    December 13, 2011 | 9:00 am

    my poor deprived kids…we’ve had Hermey for years, and he does nothing but hide in different places…all you mommies are making me feel like a total underachiever!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 13, 2011 | 6:54 pm

      stick him in the freezer with a towel… that’ll liven him up!

  6. liz
    December 13, 2011 | 9:30 am

    I love the title and I think the bicycle on the wall photo is #ALLCAPSAWESOME!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 13, 2011 | 6:45 pm

      Glad you like it.
      Come over and I’ll let you go for a spin… the Elf won’t mind.

  7. MommaKiss
    December 13, 2011 | 11:15 am

    good lord, the whole ‘magical field’ works WONDERS w/ my kids. Some are haters, I’m ok w/ that. it works for me & mine!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 13, 2011 | 6:35 pm

      I’ve noticed that there are haters.
      Why do they hate on the magic that is Elf on the Shelf and his merriment?

      • MommaKiss
        December 14, 2011 | 10:01 am

        I simply can’t answer. But it’s incredibly sad.

  8. Julie
    December 13, 2011 | 11:44 am

    I love the creativity this guy inspires!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 13, 2011 | 6:31 pm

      it’s a pretty serious sport.

  9. Kimberly
    December 13, 2011 | 12:32 pm

    Elf scares the shit out of me.
    And I’m 31 years old.
    So do spiders.
    Sometimes mall Santas scare me too…with their crooked fake beards and worn out suits.
    Am I weird.

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 13, 2011 | 6:30 pm

      i won’t go near a scary mall Santa!
      I’ll call that bastard out if he smells one ounce like booze!
      You aren’t weird!

    • lindsay
      December 14, 2011 | 3:48 pm

      Ummm like the creepy background at Sears where Santa is peeking in the corner of the window at the child in the picture…all the while holding his finger over his lips in the ‘shhh’ sign… Totally creepy. I can’t stand to look at it! LOL
      Lovin’ me some elf on the shelf though! A friend of mine had this sort of thing when she was young and now does it with her kids too 🙂

  10. Stasha
    December 13, 2011 | 2:01 pm

    Is he making moves on Barbie?! Fresh, this Elf of yours!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 13, 2011 | 6:29 pm

      He has a crush on her!
      Taking her out to dinner and stealing her from Dylan!

  11. katery
    December 13, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    ok, i think it’s a little creepy too, but i LOVE the spots you chose to put him in, very creative!!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 13, 2011 | 6:28 pm

      I can’t take credit for all of that.
      Brian loves moving him and has put 100% effort into it!

  12. Galit Breen
    December 13, 2011 | 3:16 pm

    oh my, every last bit of this is genius.

    And a Dylan McKay doll! Who knew?!


    • multitaskingmumma
      December 13, 2011 | 6:27 pm

      We weren’t sure if it was Dylan or Jordan Knight!
      Turns out I had both but put Jordan’s jacket on Dylan.
      Lord knows where I left Jordan.

  13. Sweaty
    December 13, 2011 | 6:30 pm

    Elf on the shelf freaked me out. Even today, as an adult. But those pics? A hoot! HAHAHAHA… made me laughed out loud. Crazy, adorable you. Oops, not you. Elf on the shelf. lol.

  14. Cathy
    December 13, 2011 | 9:23 pm

    Love the Cafe pic, and the stocker in the tree. lol Did the Elf end up with a name?

  15. Kimberly
    December 14, 2011 | 1:13 am

    I’m a little curious why you still have a Dylan McKay doll…

  16. Jessica
    December 14, 2011 | 1:30 am

    I’m surprised she isn’t wanting to touch the elf, although I wouldn’t want to either because he is kinda creepy looking.

  17. Kir
    December 15, 2011 | 4:52 pm

    LOL….my kids want him (they saw the movie with “chippy” and now ask for him endlessly)…but $30 for an elf???? Hmmmm???? LOL.

    These pics were hilarious!

    • multitaskingmumma
      December 18, 2011 | 12:44 pm

      You could always go buy a cheaper version without the book and the marketing and claim that one as your elf.

  18. Rach (DonutsMama)
    December 15, 2011 | 11:05 pm

    Too funny! I see the Elf has a way with the ladies.

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