|This is my Elfie - he's been around since the 1960's. You can usually find him hidden in different branches of my tree. He came out tonight for a photo op.|
Hmm, I thought, Chippey looks suspiciously like my 1960's magical elf named Elfie (I know, not a very original name, is it?). Maybe he's a great grandchild or something. And I didn't know elves could reproduce - I thought they just happened. Tonight I was reading my friend Tara's post in Modern Parent Online about her Elf on the Shelf and the little lies that go along with having a magical elf. It floored me that she thought they were lies. I mean everyone knows that elves exist don't they? Hasn't everyone seen an elf dart by, peeking through the window during the days leading up to Christmas? I specifically remember one flying by our car window one day in the parking lot at Belk's Department Store in the late 1970's when my youngest was having a mild tantrum. When I mentioned seeing the elf, she straightened up immediately. Magic, indeed!
I have several of these little elves from the '60's tucked away in the branches of my Christmas tree. I unpack them carefully each year and wait for the magic to happen. And it always does.
|p.s. Elfie doesn't look as creepy as Chippey, does he?|
|The blur in this photo is caused by Elfie flying by so fast. Can you spot where he settled in the tree?|