Elf on the Shelf for Big Kids

by Dinner Hero on December 5, 2013

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My kids are 11 and 13 and I really was thinking that they might not even notice if “Glimmer” just happened to stay inside the Rubbermaid storage bin where she lives 11 months of the year.

But, no.  Cooper found her when we were decorating the Christmas tree.  Right away, he asked if our dessert party (you know, the celebration we have each December to rejoice in Glimmer’s return) was that very night.  No.  No, it wasn’t.

So, I asked, “Don’t you think Glimmer would rather stay asleep this Christmas?”

What?  No.  No she would not!

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So dessert party we had.  We welcomed Glimmer back for the 2013 season.

Cooper read the book while we enjoyed our traditional dessert of Pie-Zookies and Hot Chocolate.  And a few of us, (i.e. the kids) actually got excited about all the antics she’ll get herself into this month.

And that night, Glimmer didn’t move.  She stayed right where she landed – on the dining table.  Smooth.

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So, the next day after school, Cooper announced that the kids were in control of Glimmer this year.  What?  Really?  I think that’s the best news I’ve heard all year!

And so Glimmer’s first bit of fun was stuffing herself silly with Hershey’s Kisses.  She even managed to get some on her face.

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And the next day, Glimmer was found looking at her iPhone with none other than a selfie she took so she could update Instagram.  I’ll give you one guess who created this marvelous activity.

I think I have a new love for ‘ole Glimmer.  And, I’m so thrilled that the kids and Glimmer have a solid game plan this holiday season.

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