My views on “Buddy” the Elf…
A lot of people I know and many thousands more take to the stores or to their Christmas Cupboards to get their Elf on a Shelf ready for December 1st… Except me!
Firstly, what i’d like to know is, do these people make a plan out for the mess this monster is going to create throughout December or do they just wing it?
If I had one I would have to plan out the full month so I didn’t forget to move the stupid elf!
Secondly, why do all these people feel the need to promote Bad Behaviour before the Big day?
Surely that just asking for trouble?
I thought that Christmas was a season of goodwill, teaching your children about a time of giving and being grateful for what they do receive.
To be honest I don’t really know the ins and outs of the religious side to all the drama of Christmas, i’m not from a religious family and I’ve forgotten the majority of what i was taught about it. (Bad me I know, I’ll get to researching Christmas soon).
I do know that as a child, me and my brothers were taught about the joys of giving, we were taught to appreciate and to be greatful for all that we did receive and we always, always looked after everything we got.
To me having an Elf who does alot of naughtiness, is not only teaching the children that it’s good to be bad but also that being disrespectful of other people’s belongings is fun! How and who even comes up with these ideas?
My children can be pains in the arses without all the commotion of an evil elf destroying the place and to be fair I think it would freak my kids our knowing that a little scraggly elf was coming alive at night to be naughty!
Are you an Elf on the shelf-er? Let me know your views on the “Buddy” Elf in the comments.