Elfcapades 2012: Day 15
Another early weekend morning where the kids did not stay quiet enough to let mommy sleep in. As I headed downstairs, Natalie, who is usually pretty quiet, bombards me with “Did you see the bathroom????” Huh? “Did you see our bathroom?!?! Elfis…” blah, blah, blah. I couldn’t even keep up. She slowed down and proceeded to tell me something about Elfis peeing green in her toilet and pooping marshmallows, and I don’t even know what else. So, we started to go upstairs to take a look.
As we headed out into the living room, Cooper got excited about the Christmas tree, he said “Elfis turned it off!” No, daddy turned it off last night before bed. But, I told him he could turn it on. So, as he went over to the tree to turn on the lights, we discovered our tree had been decorated. (Remember last night, we went to bed without it finished and wer going to do it today???) Take a look at the tree:
It was covered with all of Cooper’s underwear and Natalie’s bathing suits. We were all laughing except for Cooper. He immediately started collecting all of his underwear because he did NOT want them on the tree! I was laughing so hard I was in tears!
After we removed all of the “unmentionables” from the tree, we headed up to the bathroom to see the other mess that I’d heard about.
So much stuff was going on in there! First, there was a note written on the mirror that said “I used the pot but didn’t flush. And then for fun, I swirled your brush.” And sure enough, the toilet water was green (Elves have green pee. Who knew???), and there were marshmallows floating in there. (Elves poop marshmallows???)
Then Natalie showed me her toothbrush. The entire head of it was green! GROSS!!!
We threw away the toothbrush, then looked at Elfis. It seems after he had a little fun with the tree, and after he did his business, he finished his night off having a date with his girlfriend! Marshmallow pool (or bath? hottub?) soaking with his arm around Barbie!
The kids were not happy. Not so much about the date with Barbie, but about the rest of it. Natalie decided to write Santa a letter to let him know how bad Elfis had been. She wrote a letter with all the details and Cooper colored a picture for Santa to go with it.
And then we moved on. We decorated our tree with real ornaments. We put out the rest of our Christmas decorations. Hopefully Elfis can ease up on the decorating since it’s all done now.
Shortly before lunch, Natalie came running downstairs shouting “Elfis is gone! He wrote a note ‘I’m sorry’ on the mirror and now he’s gone!” (Here’s Cooper showing me proof: No more Elfis or Barbie in the sink, and an “I’m sorry” written on the mirror.)
Then the hunt was on. They searched and searched to find where he went. Finally, after the second time going through Cooper’s room, they found Elfis hiding in a large pile of stuffed animals.
Cooper immediately told him “Get out of my room!” HA HA. If only Elfis did what we told him, huh?
For the rest of the afternoon, the kids kept checking on Elfis to see if he had moved, but he stayed put. I’m not sure if he was content with his new spot, or if he was trying to hide out, ashamed of his bad behavior. Either way, it was a wild day with Elfis, so I’m glad he’s settled down for now.