December 4, 2008
I'd like to introduce you to the newest member of our family. We've named him "Cotton Headed Ninny-Muggins", or just 'Muggins' for short. He is our new Elf On A Shelf, and he came in the mail two days ago in a package from my Aunt KK and my Uncle John.
Earlier that day, I had heard about the 'Elf on A Shelf' Christmas Tradition while reading a blog, and I thought "I want to get one of those guys for Ezra!".
Then, lo and behold, that very same evening, MUGGINS SHOWED UP. I was as giddy as a school girl. Ezra stared wide-eyed as we read him the story of the adorable little elf.
According to the story, Muggins acts as Santa's "Good Behavior Spy" in the days leading up to Christmas. Every night, he flies off to the North Pole to tell Santa if Ezra has been a good boy or a naughty boy that day. When he returns to Ezra's house, he finds a new place to hide, so every morning, Ezra has to wake up and rush out of bed and try to find where Muggins is hiding.
He LOVES it.
And I LOVE it.
Because all I have to do when I see a tantrum or whining fit coming on is say "MUGGINS!" and the boy whips himself into shape faster than you can say
"Where has this glorious Elf been all my life?!"
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