It’s the second day of December. Most homes who are going to welcome an elf for the holiday season have already seen them appear—though some slightly ill-prepared moms may feel as though they’re scrambling to catch up.
So what has your elf been up to? Has he been bringing Christmas fun for your family? There are plenty of relatively easy ideas that you can check out on Pinterest; but a few that you might consider….
Whip up a Christmas breakfast. This can be as complicated as reindeer pancakes, a full-blown breakfast with labels straight from your elf; or it can be as simple as green milk and apple cider. Maybe your elf could come bearing hot chocolate, or add the marshmallows to the cup.
Have him bring out the advent calendar, Christmas stockings, or other decorations. You were going to get them out anyway, right?
Turn the milk green. See how long it takes your kids to notice. You could leave a note for your children on the milk, or simply tuck the elf into the fridge and wait for them to take note.
Do something silly. Hide him in the sock basket, or in the kids’ rooms somewhere. Tuck him in the bathroom and let him draw on the mirror, or let him decorate the tree with toilet paper. Do something silly and fun—the kids will love it!
Have him come bearing a note. This can concern the kids’ behavior—especially if it’s been particularly good or bad—or invite them to join in a fun activity sometime soon. What do you plan to do today to celebrate Christmas? Your elf could also provide the kids with their homeschooling schedule each day. Maybe they’ll take it better if it comes from him?
Keep looking for creative ideas—and don’t forget to check back to see what Dobby has been doing. You never know where he might appear next!