This weekend was a lot of fun for us, Christmas shopping, our churches 50th anniversary celebration service, Emileen getting her ears pierced…EEK! While we were out and about, Bob our little Elf on the Shelf was also staying busy…..He decided he needed his exercise on Saturday,
Apparently, he had seen Emileen and Nicolas playing on it and thought it was play equipment. I am starting to think that Emileen is encouraging his silliness by creating silliness of her own for him to mimic! 🙂 She denies any responsibility for his actions and justifies his climbing the equipment as “he probably thinks that he needs some exercise!”
Sunday, after church, Emileen was very adamant about getting her ears pierced, and I have always said that when she actually wanted them done, I would let her. The store only had one person piercing certified so I am pretty sure we completely traumatized her from wanting anything pierced again….Ever. The poor employee, after the first ear, which went perfectly, had to listen to Emileen’s meltdown of the century about doing the other ear. I don’t know whether it is good parenting or not, but I believe that if you commit to something – you follow through, so I got her to calm down a little and convinced her to get the other ear done. It took some persuasion and trickery “she is just going to line it up and when you say ready, she will finish it” followed by me immediately saying “GO!” – But after it was all said and done, Emileen said the second one actually hurt less lol! So now she has sparkly earrings and feels better about her choice, so I am calling it a shaky win. And then we came home……
For those of you old enough to be familiar with what this elf, Bob is doing….he has his ear pierced! Into a potato! Emileen was in hysterics laughing about what Bob was up to and said we should have offered to take him along with us…..He even enlisted comfort help from our local Cuddle Bear, just like Em had at Claires from their stuffed little animal. What a silly elf Emileen and Nicolas adopted!