We have a new tradition. I thought it would be fun to have the elves come and visit our house for a few days before Christmas. Then they would get into all kinds of mischief during the night, and the kids would be excited to see what they had done while they were asleep.
So the elves came 10 days before Christmas. So far, here's what they've done.
Their first night in the house, they apparently watched the movie "The Santa Clause" and ate Chex mix on my couch. They left a mess in the pantry with Chex mix on the chair they pushed over.
The following night (last night) they played on our table with the little toys that were in the goody bag from Nathan's birthday party and ate 4 pieces of chocolate.
It was 6:45 am and Ryan and I were still lying in bed. The kids came tip-toeing out and we could hear them whispering to each other. The table is next to our bedroom, so we could hear everything they were saying when they found the elves.
Rylan couldn't believe that the elves had found the toys that were in the goody bag and he was not very happy that they had eaten his chocolate. We heard Nathan tell his elf, "I'm going to put you in time out." Rylan told his he had to put him back to sleep since he'd been up all night.
They stayed like this for about 20 minutes, whispering to each other and talking to their elves. We heard the candy paper sound and thought they were getting into the candy as well, but we let it play out.
They finally made it into our room and said, "Look what the elves did last night! They ate our candy!"
We asked them if it was the elves or them. And if they were sure that it was the elves? Oh, you should have heard the protests!