the story of Zippy, our Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf: paper chain countdown

There’s a story that unfolds at our house each December. It’s the story of Zippy, our Elf on the Shelf. This is Zippy’s third year with us, and he showed up right on time on December 1. The best thing about his arrival this year is that he brought along the tiniest little paper chain to count down the days until Christmas!

The next morning we found him hiding in the silverware drawer. Good thing there were a few serving spoons in the dishwasher! Even though I knew he was in there, he surprised me every time I opened the drawer.

Elf on the Shelf in the silverware drawer

On Tuesday morning,  Hayden found it a bit challenging to get out of his bedroom. Fortunately, Zippy had been kind to me and didn’t put the streamers TOO low…

Elf on the Shelf tapes streamers across the door

Elf on the Shelf hangs streamers

When the kids were getting their breakfast on Wednesday morning, they found Zippy in the pantry, poking his head out of a cereal box. He looks taller than the girl beside him, but it’s probably just the hat.

Elf on the Shelf measures his height on the cereal box

This one is my fault. I’ve been making chocolate covered pretzels, and last night I left the nonpareils on the counter where Zippy could reach them. That’ll teach me!

Elf on the Shelf makes snow angels in nonpareils

The kids have been wondering what kinds of things Zippy will help me with this year. They remember that one year he wrapped a gift, and one time he baked some tiny cookies. So Zippy, if you’re reading this, there’s a huge pile of laundry that needs to be folded…

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