These guys and gals are either loved or hated. Sometimes both at the same time. Their names are Woody and Elfis and our boys love them. They look forward to their return every year. We love them because they bring Christmas Spirit with them. Today was their first day back and I’ve already seen a change in Bang. He’s definitely trying hard. Where he used to stomp and scream he now calmly asks for help. Crash is still arguing, but that will probably (hopefully?) cease once he sees his name on the naughty list.
Oh yes. There is a nice and naughty list. Woody and Elfis bring it from the North Pole with them and they are in charge of it. Should the boys do something naughty list worthy their names will magically change over to the naughty side. Mom and dad have made it over there on occasion. Even Woody and Elfis make an appearance on the naughty list from time to time. No one is immune.
See, these two elves keep watch on Crash and Bang to make sure they are behaving. Every night they fly back to the North Pole to give Santa their report on the behavior they saw. The boys know not to touch them or they will lose their magic and won’t be able to fly back to Santa. I’m sure you know the story.
Sometimes they get into mischief – making messes, being silly, having fun, or hiding in some unexpected places.
I’m going to post a photo of them every day for the next 25 days to let you know what they’re up to. It may serve as inspiration for the elves of other children to create some fun, some magic, and some laughter.
As per every year, their first hiding spot was in the Christmas tree. It’s what signaled them to come back, after all. Their beacon, if you will. Who knows where they’ll turn up tomorrow. Well, I do, actually.