The girls were not happy when they learned that our Elf on the Shelf, Cece Fluffy, would be returning to the North Pole on Christmas Eve and would not be hanging out at our house again until next year. I miss Cece as well because he was a great distraction in the morning. See, the girls can sometimes be a bit grumpy and clingy in the morning. Especially when I'm trying to get ready for work. BUT they loved looking for Cece in the morning and we witnessed a decrease in their morning funk.
Cece was sometimes a bit naughty. Here are some of the things he did:
- Wore Little Lion's tutu
- Took a candy cane from the pantry and hide in the laundry room with it
- Snacked on a lollipop - again, taken from the pantry
- Spilled crayons all over the playroom floor and drew a picture
- Stuffed the Grinch into a stocking
To be creative, I told the girls that the dolls for their "family dollhouse" are like the toys in Toy Story. Not as fun as looking for Cece but it sometimes works as a distraction in the morning.