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Our Elf on the Shelf has only been here 4 days and already, I have gotten a few notes about the pictures I have been sharing on our facebook page.
Here is the thing – you don’t have to read about it or look at it if you don’t want to!
We ARE a religious family, contrary to what some people have suggested to me.
We incorporate Santa, elves, etc into our holidays in a lot of simple ways, like Santa brings 3 gifts – just as the baby Jesus got from the 3 wise men. We are teaching Miss Sarah about a life of service to others, through volunteering, donating, community service, etc.
I could write an entire post about it — an easy 1,000 words. I don’t need to because other Elf Loving Mom’s already have (see HERE).
If you ask Miss Sarah, she will tell you that life is about Choices. You can choose to do something or choose not to. Sometimes we make good choices and sometimes, not so good – but we have to deal with the outcome regardless. (she has my little speech memorized…lol)
As a parent, you can choose what to do (or what not to do) with your kid(s) but please, keep your opinions to yourself instead of trying to tell someone else that their choices are wrong. Especially when those opinions aren’t asked for.
It’s supposed to be the season of giving, grace and fellowship – I am working all of that into our elf’s 25 day visit.
Because I choose to.
In a world so full of hate and violence, why does it matter what one family does to celebrate the season vs another family?
OK, enough said — if you have been a reader for a while, you know I am SO not like this (vent/whine/crab). I prefer to focus my energies on building other people up and helping them to become all that they are capable of instead of tearing them apart.
Now, back to the fun/silly/whimsical/yet practical program I normally live in.