Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Elf on the Shelf

Last year, Jack was dying for The Elf on the Shelf. For those who do not know what this is, it's an over-priced children's book that comes with a toy elf who watches for good behavior leading up to Christmas.

Being terribly cheap and unwilling to pay $30 for a book, I never got his elf.*

Being crafty and unwilling to give up, Jack came up with his own version:

He calls it The Elf I Made Myself.

Cheap Moms = Creative Children.


  1. Jack, John, Elf, and your camera saved you for today.......O GREAT BLOGGER.

  2. You must buy your son that book. I'll bet Charlie Sheen never got that book and look what happened to him!!!

  3. Love this post. (And did you know the author of Elf on the Shelf was turned down by dozens of agents and publishers and finally SELF-PUBLISHED?!? Genius.)

    I personally do not want an Elf on the Shelf. I want an Absolut on the Shelf, or even better, mixed with cranberry juice and in my hand. Genius, indeed.


  4. Jack's Elf looks a little like it might beat the crap out of you if you're not good.

  5. SF - Thank God, my head was hurtin'!

    Maplewood - guilt doesn't work on me. I'm the devil. (;

    MOV - I didn't know she was self-published! I might have to rethink this to support the great, underappreciated women writers out there (p.s. almost done - look for Monday blog!).

    Skwishee - He does look like a bit of a bully, doesn't he? uh oh.

    Anonymous - oh, sh*t - you didn't WRITE The Elf on the Shelf, did you??

    Ali - Jack always has great work-arounds when it comes to his crazy mother. (: