We had a delivery from the North Pole last weekend, as I was expecting it I chose not to open it until Skye was fast asleep so as not to ruin the whole experience.
Once I had opened the package I discovered that we had a The Elf on the Shelf A Christmas Tradition box. Opening that very special box I found our boy scout elf and The Elf on The Shelf: A Christmas Tradition book inside.
On the evening of the 30th November I asked my daughter to read The Elf on The Shelf: A Christmas Tradition. It is written by the scout elf and he or she (depending on whether you have a girl or boy scout elf)explains what their job is and it is all set out to rhyme. His first mission in the book was to give him a name even though he had not arrived at this point. He would be arriving during night and she needed to give him a name for the adoption process to be complete. After many names rolled off her tongue her final decision was to call him Jinx.
He reports to Santa every night when the children are in bed and tells Santa whether they have been naughty or nice for that day. He may just be in one place at home but he knows, even when a child is out what they have been up to.
Every night, the scout elf will choose a new place in the house to settle and it is fun watching my daughter seeking him every morning and then laughing at where he is. He will only promote fun and nice behaviour though.
There is one rule and that you are not allowed to touch the scout elf, for this may make the magic disappear and then it won’t be able to visit Santa at night and tell him how good or bad you have been.
When we got to the end of the book my daughter looked very sad as she found out that Jinx would be leaving us on Christmas eve and wouldn’t be back until next December. BUT he will be coming back!
We have had Jinx as part of our family for just over a week now and he is much loved by my daughter, she tells him her secrets but never touches him. He brings laughter to her most mornings and he has also really helped her behaviour. As we all know children can get a bit over excited with Christmas around the corner and they usually play up because of it. This has not happened yet this year thanks to Jinx.
Here are some of the fun and nice things that Jinx has been up to over the past week.
The Elf on the Shelf® brand launched in the UK this month and we have loved it so far. There are many adoption centres in the UK where you can find your perfect scout elf. For more information visit the website.
Disclaimer: We were sent The Elf on the Shelf® in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are our own and not influenced in any way.