Like so many families, we face the challenges of deciding what traditions you bring into the new nucleus, which to adjust, can, or create all together. We decided to go traditional on this one because it is our first together, but plan to adjust it for next year (but that's whole other post that I may or may not get to.. lol) and we even added one..
The Elf on the Shelf, the concept is your elf watches all day and in the evening reports back to Santa with everything the child(ren) did throughout the day, good and bad. He returns every morning before the child(ren) awake and of course takes a NEW spot. It's our responsibility to move him every evening and the kids get a real kick finding him every morning...
Oh yeah... The kiddos also get to NAME their elf... Our elf is named "Snitch". At first I found him utterly creepy...
But.. with time, "Snitch" has grown on me. I've found myself getting a little excited when I come downstairs every morning, to see if I can spot where my husband has placed him BEFORE the girls do.
Sometimes Hubby gets VERY creative.. lol
I think this is ONE tradition that will survive onto next year..
and on a side note... Is it just me? or Does "Snitch" kind of look like Curt from Glee????