We have a helper around here. He arrives right after Thanksgiving, and truth be told, this is only his second year visiting us. His arrival was anxiously anticipated this year.
I forgot his name. My kids did not. According to the rules, we should not share his name with others.
He comes to our house and sits in lofty perches. He moves every night as he heads to the North Pole to submit his report and picks a new vantage point. The kids compete every morning to be the first to spot him.
We have an “official” elf. He arrived with a book that explained the rules very clearly. But I imagine there are other elves out there that don’t come with a book. You can find our version here: The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition Elf on the Shelf Gift Set
Our elf watches and reports to Santa every night. He is a welcome addition to our family every December. We miss him when he leaves us on December 23rd.
I’ve been tempted to employ another elf the other 11 months of the year. Perhaps we need a house elf like in Harry Potter books.
If you need an elf in your life here is where we adopted ours: Elf on the Shelf