Do you do Elf on the shelf?
We tried one year. I even bought the Elf.
I brought him home, and no one liked how he looked. They all thought he looked creepy. I didn't think he was so bad, but if no one liked him then I guess it wasn't going to be fun. So, I took him back. My kids probably would have been creeped out kind of like these "kids."
I still liked the idea of doing something silly each night. I wasn't so much into the "he's watching you" stuff, so I guess it wasn't meant for us to have an Elf on the shelf anyway.
Then I found Olaf!
Hide and Hug Olaf. (I found him in 2014. That's the only time I saw him in the stores.) I loved this "Elf on the shelf" type thing, so I snatched one up. He comes out each Christmas just for fun.
I haven't been very good about hiding him each night before Christmas since we got him. I've "hidden" him maybe a handful of times. This one is from 2014. The only night he got hidden (that year) he delivered a trip to Great Wolf Lodge.
This year I wasn't in the mood to do it at the beginning of the month, but the boys kept asking me if I'd hide Olaf soon.
I finally did.
I decided I could do the 12 days count down until Christmas with him. So, he hid for the first time last night. I put him on the treadmill, and he put out all our Get Air socks because I knew we were headed there in the morning.
The boys were surprised. I think they had given up on him hiding at all this Christmas. I haven't felt very "merry and bright" this year, but I'm doing my best. We'll see how the rest of the nights go!
Any ideas for my hide and hug Olaf adventures?