We were over visiting my grandmother that December and the kids noticed that she had an elf out as part of her Christmas decorations. The elf was old - she had it for years and years she said. (She had it before the whole Elf on the Shelf became a huge industry thanks to a book and kids that love Christmas magic!) Her elf started as a Chrsitmas tree ornament but because it was pretty large, she kept in sitting out on a little shelf at Christmas.
Anyway, when the kids saw it at her house they went crazy! She being the good great-grandmother that she is, told them that they could have it. And so, her elf was named Sparkle and taken to our house.
Sparkle, being an older elf, moves around at night to keep an eye on the kids but doesn't get into mischief like all the other elves our there apparently do. Thanks to the internet and friends, Peter and Sarah have learned that other elves get into trouble at night and some bring gifts. I told that kids that due to our elf's age, he probably didn't feel like getting into much mischief.
But yesterday right before bed, Sarah pleaded with Sparkle to please do something mischievous while we were all sleeping. And look what we woke up to:
|Sparkles toilet papered the mantle while hanging out of a stocking!|
|Look at the mischievous sparkle in Sparkle's eyes!|