This was the first year of the “Elf on the shelf” tradition in our house. We started it right after Thanksgiving, which is a little too early in the year. Perry didn’t always remember to “fly back to the North Pole” every night and “reappear in the morning. He managed to get into some trouble at our house, such as making out with Tinkerbell, getting eating by a dinosaur, wrapping the Christmas tree, getting into the flour and syrup, and spending three days on Uranus. He also ended up getting his feelings hurt by Mikey. Mikey wrote him an apology letter and they quickly made up. It’ll be fun next holiday season to see where he ends up.