Yes, she scares me. It's the eyes.
I'm pretty lazy with the elf. I marvel at what other people do: it looks like something out of a magazine ad. They actually go out and buy accessories and take photos with a nice camera. They also took the time to make their elf posable.
I don't do this. Our elf is not posable because I really don't give a crap.
We don't follow proper rules with our elf either. My kids touch our elf. Constantly. Some of their friends are all, "You're not supposed to do that."
My kids say, "Our elf is more special than yours. We're allowed to touch her."
You're supposed to move the elf every day. I do, but I'm lazy about it. Like completely lazy. I've seen other posts on slacker ways to move elves, but sometimes they are more complicated than I'd like.
My ideas are REALLY easy. I promise.
Have your elf fall into some candy.
The elf can slide down the bannister in a shoe!
Your elf can write words in sugar. We love potty humor so I went with fart.
The elf wants to cook so she brings an apron and hat!
Oh no! The elf is stuck under a cup. She shouldn't have tried to take Mommy's Diet Coke.
When you really do not care, cut a hole in some Kleenex and have your elf wear it.
Look! The Elf is playing a card game with other toys.
Ahh! The elf has made friends and she's running into Anna!
Meredith pooped out a Hershey Kiss! While reading about thermometers. I don't know why she was reading about thermometers.
Meredith wants to make popcorn! Be prepared for your kid to be like, "Does this mean I can have popcorn for breakfast?" Just say yes.
She can spell stuff out with mini marshmallows! This was actually more of a pain than I thought. It took five long minutes. I'd rather have been reading. But it amused the kids, so okay.
Get a reindeer and have it poop out chocolate chips.
The elf can make snowmen out of big marshmallows. Use a Sharpie to make the face. Stick a toothpick in for the arms. Done.
Tape the thing to the wall. I didn't have duct tape so I used packing tape. I placed stuffed animals around her. They had enough of her. Especially Grumpy Cat. She just wanted the damn elf to go away.
For guaranteed laughs, have the elf ride on underwear on the ceiling fan with a Barbie.
Aw. The elf made hearts out of candy canes.
The elf is hanging out with other animals. Those are video game ornaments they're holding. Use ornaments from the tree as props for the elf.
I hope this helps make moving around the elf less stressful. Some people love to do it.
But there are people like us who are all, "Give me easy."
And there's nothing wrong with that.