Elf on the Shelf has been an intriguing concept since I heard about it several years ago. This year, I decided I needed one. There really is no reason a 35-year-old kid shouldn’t take part in all the Elf on the Shelf fun.
Epic, appropriately named after Epic Systems, moved in on November 24th. He seems to be
enjoying his new home. Epic isn’t only an elf on the shelf. He spends time watching Christmas movies, watching me drink hot chocolate, dangling from the Christmas lights, and occasionally going to work with me.
I thought I would be Epic’s best friend, but he has bonded with my dog. In fact, Epic’s favorite activity of all is riding Max around the apartment. He sometimes struggles staying on, bu
t it’s hard to find a saddle built for a toy dog and an elf on the shelf.
I declared December “Take Your Elf to Work Month”, so Epic comes and hangs out in the staff areas. It’s funny because I’ll leave the area to go do my job and come back to find he’s moved. It’s like magic, really. He’s been covered in powdered sugar, playing the Wii, and congratulating people on their coffee consumption.
My niece and nephews have an Elf on the Shelf named Rudy. A few weeks ago, I was home and watched my nephew, Gunner, talk to Rudy while he was tucked in the Christmas tree. The magic of Christmas is in children. This year, Epic wrote Rudy a letter. That was probably my most favorite thing he’s done and I love how excited Gunner gets over things like this.
While I sit and wait for an Elf 2 to come to theaters, or a new Disney movie based on Elf on the Shelf, I’ll create my own movie trailers…