I decided that once my son was officially "in" on the whole Santa thing I was going to start having some fun with Clint. There is no pretense of Clint watching him for good behavior at our house. It is simply a cute little elf sharing surprises each morning of Advent. Sadly, this was not quite the smashing success I was expecting. The pre-teen boy may have done a little eye rolling at Clint's antics. I knew I had to step up my game. Thanks to Pinterest I was able to come up with a few ideas that actually brought a genuine smile to his face. Like these:
|Clint Self Portrait|
|Elves Are Not Toys|
Last year, however I discovered the secret to Clint's total acceptance.....FOOD! Again, I must credit Pinterest for most of the ideas...though I will take credit for the Hunger Games and Harry Potter themed antics.
|Edible Snowmen For The Win|
|Frosty Cold One|
|Bread From Mellark Bakery|
|Every Flavor Beans|
|Oreo Elf Shoes|
|I Mustache You, Do You Like Elves?|
I was toying with the idea of Clint not showing up this year. However, yesterday as we were all decorating the tree, Clint was mentioned and my son said, " I love Clint!" It stopped me in my tracks and I almost started crying. Needless to say, our unconventional Christmas Elf will be returning and so now I will be scanning Pinterest every night for new ideas to keep the teenager in love with this bit of Christmas fun!
I've pinned a few of Clint's antics to this board along with a few other ideas in case you need them. Please comment with any great ideas you might have found also!
Follow Mom2punkerdoo's board Elf Antics on Pinterest.