HERMEY. Recognize him? He's the elf who wants to be a dentist. He's OUR elf, our "Elf on the Shelf."
Hermey sits on our bookshelf and watches the kids all day long. At night he goes to the North Pole to report to Santa about their behavior. Then he comes back and hides somewhere, to be found by the kids in the morning. And then he is returned to his perch on the shelf.
The kids talk to him all day. They whisper in his ear what he should tell Santa to get them for Christmas. They behave and play nice with each other. They are buying every second of this. I LOVE Hermey.
Sometimes Hermey forgets to hide at night, and then the kids are really sad in the morning to see him still on the shelf. We'll have to be sure he works on that. We can't have laziness or forgetfulness around here. I have realized something - bribery is a wonderful thing.
Speaking of Christmas, it came a little early here. Spencer is the proud owner (ahem, we are the proud owners) of a nice new flat-screen TV. Some Black Friday offers are too good to pass up I guess. Spencer must have given Hermey a really good bribe.