I want to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone one of you for reading my ramblings and interacting with me each week. I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, and here’s hoping 2023 is kinder to us all.
From my hearth to yours, May the blessings of the season bestow you with health, wealth and happiness.
My granddaughter has been staying with us for a while as her Mum is unwell, and we’ve had the pleasure (not) of having to come up with ideas for Elf On The Shelf.
Granddaughter has 4 elves and it’s easy enough to carry out the mission of their silly antics every night; granddaughter is neurodivergent and she likes her elves to be doing the same thing. The issue is finding something for them all to do that won’t upset her and cause a meltdown.
I had a fabulous idea for a treasure hunt after a local store had created a little list of Christmas items to look for when out and about. Feeling rather pleased with myself I hid the flyer high up on a tall bookshelf. The next morning granddaughter is asking what the list is about. She was holding the flyer and asking if she was going on a treasure hunt with the elves.
When asked how she’d found the flyer she blamed the elves. That left me biting my tongue. I could hardly tell her the elves didn’t do things like that.
Those goddamn elves!