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The Elf on the Office Shelf?

As anyone who has ever visited Pinterest knows, “The Elf on the Shelf” is steadily becoming a beloved Christmas tradition throughout the nation, if not the globe. The children’s story, “The Elf on the Shelf” by Carol V. Abersold and Chanda A. Bell, has introduced the elf tradition to the world, and it’s taking off like Santa in his sleigh on Christmas Eve.

I’ve seen countless pictures of silly, mischievous elves getting into all sorts of trouble in their assigned home, all the while keeping tabs on their respective family’s behavior to report back to Santa. However, never in my wildest dreams did I imagine an elf would show up here in the office! But boy, was I wrong.

It all started on Friday evening, the night before December 1st. I was rummaging through my bag to find my keys towards the end of the day when “there arose such a clatter!” I looked up to see a tiny red blur scurrying along my desk. I quickly grabbed my camera that happened to be in my bag and was only able to capture the tiny elf behind my computer before I lost sight of her. Odd way to start the weekend…

I didn’t really think too much of it though; I figured maybe it was just really obvious I needed a weekend to mentally recover. However, when I came into work on Monday, December 3rd, I was startled at what I found!

Apparently the transit from the North Pole to our BabyEarth office was a bit too much for her, or maybe it was just a case of the Monday’s… Hey, we’ve all been there.

So anyway, yesterday morning we all gathered around the Fisher-Price Zen infant seat she had hunkered down in and decided to officially adopt her. Everyone, meet Beartha! Sounds like Bertha, but we wanted to have ‘earth’ in the name so we included the ‘a’!

We are so excited that Beartha has chosen us to visit, and we can’t wait to see where she shows up next!

Today, December 4th, I walked into our lounge to grab some coffee when I found Beartha coordinating story-time with some fuzzy pals!

Apparently, we all need to be on our best behavior around here. I guess I better return that pen I “borrowed”…

Stay tuned for more Beartha sightings throughout the lead-up to Christmas!

*”The Elf on the Shelf” children’s story kit can be purchased at many chain retailers as well as online.



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