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Mom2mom poll: Does the Elf on the Shelf come to your house?

Does the Elf on the Shelf come to your house?

Poll ended at Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:09 am

A. Yes
4
26%
B. No
11
73%
 
Total votes : 15

Mom2mom poll: Does the Elf on the Shelf come to your house?

Postby mom2momkc on Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:09 am

Have you jumped on the "Elf on the Shelf" tradition? Does the little fella keep your kids in line during these pre-holiday weeks? Or are you not a fan? Too much work or perfect behavior modification tool w/ a side of fun? What say ye?

Share your thoughts by answering the weekly poll question. Post your comments and read The Star's FYI section on Tuesday, Dec. 18 to see what other moms say. Also check back often on mom2momkc.com to see how the mom2mom panel answered.
The question: Does the Elf on the Shelf come to your house?
A. Yes
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Re: Mom2mom poll: Does the Elf on the Shelf come to your house?

Postby valeho on Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:18 am

My son is almost 10 and I'm still trying to hold on to his belief in Santa Claus. But I didn't ever do the Elf on a Shelf because he was so scared of puppets and clowns when he was little. In fact, he doesn't even like to be in a room where there are dolls. He says he feels like they won't quit staring at him!! :)
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Re: Mom2mom poll: Does the Elf on the Shelf come to your house?

Postby JoLynne on Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:47 am

Fads come and go. This one has skipped our house.
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Re: Mom2mom poll: Does the Elf on the Shelf come to your house?

Postby Kim Nakahodo on Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:48 am

I think you know my answer. That thing is creepy, but its hanging out in our living room right now.... staring at us. Creepy.
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Re: Mom2mom poll: Does the Elf on the Shelf come to your house?

Postby Qcaller on Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:03 pm

The elf is not at our house for several reasons. Mostly, it just doesn't interest me or our kids. But I'm also a bit intimidated by all the clever elf antics I've seen posted on Facebook and Pinterest. Some moms go all out and I'm too disorganized to keep that up for a whole month. We've down played the whole Santa mythology at our house and moved towards a more Christ-centered celebration. The elf just doesn't fit in with our lifestyle.

[By the way, I'm not implying that the elf is somehow anti-Christian. If you are a Christian and have fun with the elf, I am not in any way criticizing you.]

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Re: Mom2mom poll: Does the Elf on the Shelf come to your house?

Postby JayhawkKaty on Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:38 pm

He does visit us - in fact, this is his third year to visit. Most of the time, he has been up high, but has been known to visit several rooms in the house.

This year, Happy (our elf) has been found in some unexpected places. Last week, he was in Barbie's bathtub in the dream house, and one day, he was hanging upside down from the ceiling fan cord.

The kids have a lot of fun looking for him every morning.
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Re: Mom2mom poll: Does the Elf on the Shelf come to your house?

Postby sahmiam43 on Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:04 pm

Right, like I need one more thing to do over the holidays.

No, the elf is not in our house. My kids are too old for it, anyway, but I think this: Basically, if you ever had to make up an early morning cover story for why the Tooth Fairy didn't come last night- you probably shouldn't be buying into whatever it is that EOTS is selling because it will be a fail.

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Re: Mom2mom poll: Does the Elf on the Shelf come to your house?

Postby mygr8crew on Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:42 pm

No-in fact, I only recently heard of it. My kids are too old, but I had a hard enough time keeping up with the tooth fairy, so this would have been overload.
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Re: Mom2mom poll: Does the Elf on the Shelf come to your house?

Postby Alex'sMommy on Tue Dec 11, 2012 11:03 am

When my husband was little, his grandma would get him an elf ornament every year. I have a small tree set up with all of the elves on it. One is big enough that we use him as our Elf On A Shelf. He just arrived yesterday for this Christmas and didn't move at all last night. Our elf is a little lazy. :lol:

I didn't jump on the band wagon of having him do different funny things each day. He just moves to different rooms to keep an eye on the boy. I just don't feel like doing that stuff every day!
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Re: Mom2mom poll: Does the Elf on the Shelf come to your house?

Postby Myrra on Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:25 pm

Yep, we have an elf, Ireth, as part of our lead up to Christmas.
This is our second Christmas together. The kids (and I have 4, ranging in age from 10-16) enjoy the daily hunt to find her. We have fun with our elf (finding great places to hide is getting difficult). And along with our Hallmark countdown clock, it's just another fun way to count down the days to Christmas.
I wish we found this earlier (I read about it in an article 2 years ago in USA Today) cos this would have been more fun when they were really little.
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