Word of the Week 04/12/14

I probably shouldn’t mention this word again as it appears to have something of a Marmite reputation – while there’s a lot of love, there’s also equal amounts of disdain for the Christmas

word of the week elf

Personally, I think they’re a great bit of fun that help add to the Christmas spirit. In fact, I can’t really see how merely opening a cardboard door to extract a shaped chocolate adds anything other than a sense of naughtiness at having chocolate before breakfast.

With our elves arriving fresh from the North Pole and full of mischief, imaginative play and cheekiness, they are just the ticket for promoting the mood of the season, and are a great way to ensure Christmas lasts all month – as it should!

With Bunny’s excitement mounting, a busy day on Sunday was made more frantic by the realisation that we had no idea where our elf door had been stored over the year. I turned the loft and every cupboard and drawer upside down and inside out. Only to find it in the cutlery drawer in the kitchen – possibly the most used drawer in the house!

A week of activities were printed out and cut into mini cards to place in the daily pockets and then we were ready for the elves’ arrival.

Which, if you read my post earlier this week, you will know went down very well.

Christmas elves alphabet blocks

Of course, the rest of the week has been spent planning what the elves will be getting up to overnight and then clearing away the inevitable mess the next morning!

It may only be week one, but the elves have already taken over our lives!

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10 comments on “Word of the Week 04/12/14
  1. Natalie Ray says:

    Aw fabulous, they do look fun, we might think about getting one next year 🙂

  2. Karen Bell says:

    It took us 2 hrs of turning the house upside down too to find our elf! I love having our elf stay through christmas time. Sounds like yours are going to be good fun.

  3. Yes, we lost our elf temporarily too! I’m terribly lazy when it comes to being creative with our elf-but he is a poplar addition to the Christmas countdown 🙂

  4. Louisa says:

    You’re elves are cute. I am little bit freaked out by some of the wooden ones! We have none in our house because the kids make enough mess al on their own! #wotw

  5. Anne says:

    your elves are cute 🙂 it seems these elves are giving everyone the run around this year, maybe playing a real trick on the grown ups! This is the third post I’ve read where they’ve been difficult to find, lol

  6. Yes, just what Anne said! Naughty elves! It’s definitely a marmite thing, though I fail to see why people get so wound up by it, to be honest. It’s a bit of fun, and my kids light up every morning when they see ours, so why wouldn’t I do it?! You know I love Mo & Fenton 🙂 Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  7. Dean says:

    Ooh, the Elf. So far we’ve resisted. Let’s see how long we’ll manage to avoid one 😉 #wotw.

  8. Kim Carberry says:

    What a great word!
    It’s our first year with an elf and it’s going brilliantly!

  9. Sam says:

    I’m kind of enjoying seeing what everyone’s elves are getting up to even though we’re not doing it. People are so inventive! Glad your kids are enjoying it Xx #wotw

  10. They are so cute tho and its nice to have some projects like this to take your mind of the Christmas rush even for few minutes =) #wotw

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