There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again. ~Elizabeth Lawrence
Every Thanksgiving since Logan was 3 we've had our Shelf Elf appear from the North Pole. Story goes that Bob (what Logan lovingly named him many years ago) comes from the North Pole to watch the kids every day until Christmas. Every night he goes back to the North Pole through magic, and reports on how the kids behaved that day to Santa. The next day you will find him somewhere else in your house - once he's returned from the North Pole. On Christmas Eve, Santa will take him back to the North Pole once he's dropped our presents under the tree.
The kids love trying to find where Bob is every morning! Last year there were a few mornings where Bob was in the same spot (*GASP*) that he was in the night before. When Logan and Deklen notified me of this, I calmly explained that Bob most certainly did go to the North Pole, however he must have liked that spot so much he came back to it again. When he was in the same spot for a week straight (**DOUBLE GASP**) Logan said "Oh my gosh Mom!!! He must REALLY like that spot!!! Its been like 7 days!!". Needless to say, Bob came back to a different spot in the house on day number eight ;-).