Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The Elves on the Shelves
Today was a typical, terrific Tuesday wherein Danny and I invaded Amy and Parker's home for an extended morning of coffee consumption and playing (and then lunch...she always winds up feeding us, and this is in addition to the delicious pumpkin cranberry bread). Danny and Parker are just the cutest of playmates, and the best part is how well they amuse each other 99% of the time.
Today, as we moved into hour four of the playdate, Amy and I were finishing our lunches when Parker, and then Danny, pulled up barstools, climbed up and then sat still, giving us very cheesy smiles. After bemused laughter from us, the boys informed us that they were Norky and Jason, a.k.a. the Plummers' and Seymours' respective elves. Ohhhh. From here they would scramble off their stools and head back to their "secret laboratory" (who needs Santa's workshop when you can have a laboratory instead?)...and then do the whole thing all over again. Of course, each time they requested that we act surprised and say, "Oh, look! Jason/Norky is back!" and then explain how we had been soooo good.
As you can see, the smiles got cheesier and cheesier until they were more manic than anything else...but we still think they're pretty cute.