Why My Kid Doesn’t Have an Elf

So, you buy the book and put the elf on the shelf and the stress doesn’t end until Dec 25. I mean, the elf is always looking to you for help, right?

I was complaining about elf stress to a friend this week who smiled and revealed that her child did not have an elf–you know who you are! I asked how she got away with it. I mean, every kid I know has at least one elf if not a few! She said that when her son asked why they didn’t have an elf, she told him, “The elf only visits bad children. And you’re so good!” Damnit, why didn’t I think of that 6 years ago! Genius.

Can;t break the cycle now. So if you do have an elf and he/she or god forbid they are struggling to be creative, here are some ideas that you can pass on:
When Sitting on a Shelf Isn’t Enough

10 Excused for Why Your Elf Didn’t Move Last Night

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Author: Heather Zachariah

Former Art Director for Home Magazine, Heather Leahy Zachariah, left her career in publishing after baby number number one. She now works from home as a freelance graphic designer and a chauffeur to her 3 busy kids. "Working on TipsFromTown has been a wonderful outlet for me. It renewed my love of publishing where I can design colorful, enticing pages online and allows me to share the things I love about being a mom." Heather grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a place that still is near and dear to her. " After living in Brooklyn for 18 years and studying Graphic Design at Pratt Institute, she now lives in the Jersey burbs. "I love living so close to NYC, but in my heart, I'm an Ohio girl."


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