** It’s about that time of year!! I thought I would bring back this oldie but goodie from 2012. I can’t wait to see what my overachieving elf husband (OEH) has in store for this year!
By now you may have heard of a slightly viral rant by Jen, of People I Want to Punch in the Throat about overachieving Elf on the Shelf mommies. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s hilarious. It’s bold and mean, but one of the funniest things I have read in a long time. I checked up on Blossom’s (the inspiration for the rant) website and it seems that the rant helped both of them so hopefully all is good.
I don’t want to punch overachieving mommies in the throat. OK to be completely honest maybe sometimes but in this case I had every intention of being an overachieving Elf mommy and I had big plans for the little guy. BIG plans.
Things did not go exactly as planned. I think the official number of days that I haven’t fallen asleep without moving him is two. TWO days out of fifteen where I was basically forced into the responsibility of moving him because my husband was out of town and I fully plagiarized some other overachieving mom’s ideas for where he should end up. Let’s just go ahead and admit it. I am a bad Elf mommy and I actually think he is a tad creepy. Which brings me to the point of my story.
Last night I realized that my husband was missing. Not missing, missing. Just missing from my peripheral vision. I set out to track him down and this is what I found:
Don’t worry, he hasn’t been kidnapped. I know it looks like he is hog tied but I have confidence that his legs will bounce right back and just look at the smile on his face! He is so excited because he is having an adventure. Hence, the bubble wrap because safety first, right?