Interesting watching this discussed on fb this morning. Someone got her daughter an Elf on the Shelf, and her daughter was upset that he didn't leave any presents. She is of the impression (from other friends who have elves) that he leaves something every night. This is not part of the normal tradition, obviously something the other parent(s) added on their own. Now she wonders what's wrong that hers doesn't. Her mother was totally unprepared for this, some are telling her to start buying presents, some are telling her to explain it. I'm personally in the explain it camp, and I'd have a few choice words if I knew which parents decided it was their job to raise the expectations of every other kid in town.
Which would you do - cave and buy more presents or tell her it's the other elf that's broken?
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:03 AM on Dec. 2, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 9:37 AM on Dec. 2, 2013
Are you sure that they aren't Jewish & giving presents every night for Hanukkah? MY Jewish friends actually have an Elf on the shelf too. I never bought one myself but if I did, my kids would not be getting a gift every night. Nothing until Christmas here. My kids think Santa brings the gifts.
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