Sunday, December 8, 2013

Chippy the Elf

My youngest son's family has the Elf on the Shelf.  My Kindergarten aged grandson, Jacob, named the elf "Chippy."  Every day my son posts a photo of Chippy on Facebook , showing where he is each morning when he returns from Santa Land.

Chippy is a pretty inventive little guy.  He was in the silverware drawer, in the butter keeper inside the refrigerator and this morning he was on the couch, wearing headphones and listening to Christmas music.

But the best one so far was this one.

When Jacob asked his Dad how Chippy got the lid back on, David replied, "Magic."

When I talked with my son a couple of days ago, I told him that it was probably pretty pathetic that his mother, the grandmother of his children, had to check Facebook each morning, first thing, to find out where Chippy was that day.  I also warned him that if he should get word that his mother was locked away in a rubber room, clad in a huggy jacket, it would probably be because her neighbors had heard her, laughing out loud, all by herself and figured she had finally gone off the deep end.  And it would be all his fault!  And Chippy's.


  1. Yep! Their antics keep me smiling!

  2. We have something similiar. Years ago my Mother in law passed down one of her house gnome statues. He has a red hat, green pants, a book in his hand, and a big white beard. It was just after Thankgsgiving Two year ago that he started leaving at night and pops up every morning in a different place around the house. He has even found us at Disney World and up at our Carolina Estate.
    Those sneaky elves are really something else!

  3. I think we all have moments where we could be considered candidates for the rubber room.

    Btw, I'm following your advice about chicken soup and making a chicken and sausage gumbo. It's not the same as what people expect, but it IS a soup and I like it.

  4. It is just great when the parents get into the spirit of the thing and wind up having as much fun with it as the kids. You surely do have a well traveled elf! Me, I can hardly wait to see where Chippy turns up tomorrow!

  5. Jess, I would never have made it this far in life had I been totally sane.

    The chicken gumbo sounds wonderful. Hope you are on the mend. I am finally back to normal....whatever normal is!

  6. We are having fun with Chippy...keeps the kids on their toes and thinking how in the world did he do that?!


  7. Staci, I think I am having nearly as much fun with Chippy as the kids are. It tickles me to see where he turns up next.