#candycanes (at Ancaster Montessori)
I’ll probably be hunted down and shot by every parent friend I have for this post. Trust me, I understand the value of bribery in child rearing. But, c’mon people, do kids really need this kind of surveillance? Where is the humanity?!
As more and more and more images of little plastic elves caught in questionable acts appear on nearly every one of my feeds, I just have to say it: I hate the Elf on the Shelf, and I hate everything he/she/it represents. It teaches kids the wrong message about why they should be nice to other people.
Thankfully, I’m not alone. This article perfectly sums up how I feel about this creepy commercial product that comes in two genders and with a variety of extra accessories available for purchase. Click on the link above to read it.
|Everleigh:||Ahhhh!!! It's really spicy Mama!|
|Me:||Have some milk and the spice taste will go away.|
|Me:||Have another bite, Everleigh. It will get better.|
|E:||But if I take another bite I'll have to have another drink of milk.|
|E:||And then if I take another bite I'll have to take ANOTHER drink of milk.|
|Me:||So what's the problem with that?|
|E:||Well, that's a pattern, Mom, and I don't like patterns.... ssssoooo can I have something else?|
|Who can argue with that logic??|
She’s all ritual when drinking a warm kiddicinno. #christmas2013
|Everleigh with an exasperated, exaggerated sigh:||Mommy! ... I'm bored!|
|Me:||Everleigh, you just woke up. What could you possibly be bored of? Do you even know what bored means?|
Discovered this cavalry of #vintage #fisherprice #littlepeople in my room this morning. Wonder where they’re going?
… since I’ve posted that I’ve nearly forgotten how.
Everyone who drives should watch this short documentary, by Werner Herzog, on the realities of texting and driving. #att
Don’t text and drive. Simple.