I don't recall anyone ever accusing Santa Claus of spying all those years ago when parents told their children that Santa knew if they were naughty or nice. Even had a Christmas song that proved it with the words, "He knows if you've been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake."
Me...I made up all sorts of silly facts to get my children to behave when they were young. I told them that raw cookie dough causes worms. I told them that if they didn't straighten out, I was going to line them up along the highway with "Give Away" signs around their necks. And I told them if they weren't good, Santa was going to leave a lump of coal in their Christmas stockings.
They didn't believe a word of it.
The same way that kids don't equate the Elf with spying.
Only adults do that. The kind of adults who want to suck the fun and joy out of everything.
And with that in mind, here is what the Elves who live with my grandchildren were up to last week.
They were watching from the ledge above the kitchen cupboards.
They got themselves stuck in the VCR. (David said he was surprised that they still owned a VCR!)
And they made snow angels.
Sometimes an elf is just an elf. And kids having fun are just kids having fun with no sinister hidden meanings.
Some adults really need to find a life. Preferably one with a little bit of fun in it.