This year I broke down and bought an Elf on the Shelf.
We’ve read the story a couple of times, but the concept doesn’t quite click yet. I think Adeline is still just a little too new to the concept of Christmas to really get it yet. I think we’re going to keep up with it though, and then next year it will be really fun.
Our elf’s name is Carol (or it might be Carrot, there’s some argument there) and she is a she. So far, she’s only told Santa not to step on the dog. I’m not really pushing the “report on the behavior” thing.
So far, Carol/Carrot has decorated the Christmas tree and played the xbox.