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Fizban The Elf

Day 3-Car track
Little Dragon showed good behavior and was rewarded with a track to play cars with.

Day 4- The book
After a couple days of small sneakyness The Elf left a wrapped book on the kids's book shelf.  They were so excited when they found it hidden between the other books.

 They ran downstairs tickled with excitement to show me and Jerry the book they found on the bookshelf.

There was some screaming and jumping before they even opened up the wrapping.
 They opened it together and Daddy read them The Elf on the Shelf.  The story of the elf that was leaving behind messes.

This was a perfect way to introduce the elf.  I wasn't planning on buying an elf on the shelf and it surprisingly my Aunt bought me one for the kids.  I did not want the kids to see the elf in the box so it was perfect for them to find the book first then wake up the next morning to the elf.

At first the kids thought this was just a story book.  They didn't understand the reality that the elf would be somewhere new each morning.

We named the elf that had been sneaking around, because the book said you had to name the elf first. We named him Fizban.  Because it is a name of magic.

Day 5-Hiding in the centerpiece

This is how the dragons found Fizban the next morning.  He was hiding in our centerpiece.  He also made hearts out of all the candy canes from the previous day's preschool.

When they saw him they ran back upstairs yelling "he is real! He is real!  The elf from the book!  He is here. Downstairs! Come and see!"

It warmed my heart to see how excited and bright eyed they were.

They loved seeing the hearts too.  They said "Fizban loves us!"  They told him all day how much they loved him.

Day 6-Eating candy under the tree

There was some questionable behavior day four.  So Fizban left a bit of a mess for the kids to clean up.  He had a candy party with his new friend Mr. Cow. 
The dragons went downstairs before I did this morning.  They did not come upstairs to tell me about Fizban.  Fizban did not have a note. 
When I went downstairs they told me he had brought the whole bowl of candy under the tree and had been eating it. (By this time all of the candy was cleaned up and the bowl was back in its original place.)

I asked them "Why would Fizban leave a mess?"
They responded "Because we had bad attitudes yesterday.  We cleaned it up and told Fizban sorry." 

I just nodded my head.  I was not expecting them to realize why there was a mess.  I thought I would have to slyly sneak that in.  But they caught on. 
Then they proceeded to tell me about the chocolate all over Fizban's face. 


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