Tuesday, December 24, 2013

traditions new ones everyday

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A tradition needs a beginning right? I'm not sure how long a tradition needs to be practiced before you are allowed to describe it as a tradition. The internet with it's socializing speed, brings us instant pinterest traditions and facebook arguments about them (at times I think it should be renamed arguebook). Many of you have joined in the recent tradition of Elf on the Shelf. I was introduced to him by our grandkids just a few years ago.  I'll go on record as pro Elf on the Shelf.

Just the other day on arguebook as I scrolled around trying to avoid confrontation I spotted this fun picture from one of my daughters:




Talk about, "Finding out who is naughty or nice!" That elf has story line for hooking up with Barbie that is sure to work. Now I know it being stereotypical, but I suspect the Barbie with the pink hair probably leans to the naughty side. This combination makes sense to me since Barbie is very traditional after all these years.

Did you know the Elf on the Shelf company was started by 3 women? Interest business success story - here's a link.


 

12 comments:

Nita said...

hahaha ... arguebook! I love it! One has to admit it can be the hot bed of contention. Hmmm, I have to say the way the Elf is hanging on to Barbie I have to wonder if she is not the one hiding a naughty streak. :D
Great success story!
Merry Christmas!

lisleman said...

You'll need to ask the elf. thanks and Merry Christmas

Cheryl P. said...

I tend to be pro- Elf on a Shelf as well. I think it's a cute little addition to the holiday but as I don't have young children at home, my opinion doesn't amount to much. Our grandsons think the Elf is pretty fun.

Yes, the Elf looks like he is a bit of a flirt with the Barbies but I guess he has to work fast..he gets sent packing back to the North Pole tomorrow.

lisleman said...

I think it is a fun story but apparently (from a newspaper article) some parents try to push its ability to control their children too far.
thanks

Secret Agent Woman said...

When I was a kid we had a set of elves much like that who sat on the shelves. But the thing of them turning up everywhere in photos - almost inescapable these days.

lisleman said...

What I read about the ladies who started this company was that it was a family tradition for them. Thanks for sharing. I wonder how wide spread the tradition was.

Tony McGurk said...

With all those Barbies I don't think the Elf will be left on the shelf for long

lisleman said...

Good one - you're right. Nothing like having a little magic. thanks

longhollow said...

What a fun photo! Yes, I bet he has a lot of stories and a great pick-up line! Hope you had a Merry Christmas and 2014 is full of blessings for you and your family, Bill!

lisleman said...

thank you and I hope your 2014 sees a pickup in real estate with you leading the way.

Mrs4444 said...

Love the photo. People sure get creative with their Elf naughtiness; it seems adults like him as much as kids respect him :) btw, Happy New Year!

lisleman said...

thanks - I think most adults have fun playing along with the elf story. Good fun if it doesn't get too crazy.

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