The Elf on the Shelf is a huge hit with Anderson and Jake. He came last week on Daddy's birthday and the boys ask for us to read the book 3-4 times a day. Every morning when they wake they look around the house for him and excitedly point him out when they find his new hiding place. When we read the part in the book about not touching him or he will lose his magic, they remind us over and over "no touching, no touching".
We decided to name him Twink. Seems like an appropriate name for an elf that watches over twins. I was disappointed in Twink's quality. He is a pretty cheaply made elf and I just hope he can endure his years to come in the Edgar household. Kevin and I are full of excitement for this year's Christmas celebration. The boys have been really engaged in the Christmas songs, ornaments, Tawsty the Snowman, presents and Santa Claus. We have also been busying ourselves with the preparation of their second birthday party to follow.
The other day I was tinkering around in the kitchen and overheard my sweet Anderson saying the following...
Anderson (as Mommy or Daddy) in a very stern and short tone "TIME OUT"
Anderson (as himself) in a very pitiful and defeated tone "Oh, okay time out."
He kept going back and forth role playing as the authority figure and as himself. There was no one else around at the time, he was in foyer by himself. I scurried for the camera to try and catch at least the audio but as soon as he was aware of my presence he stopped.