I don't really know when Elf on the Shelf became so popular but it wasn't around (or at least not very well known) when my daughter was younger. I wish I would have had the opportunity of playing Elf on the Shelf with her. It's just the kind of thing that she would have loved. So as I watched my friends start to plan out their Elf on the Shelf fun, I decided (with some friend encouragement) to create an older version for my 18-year old. I started out with the intention of buying an actual Elf but I just couldn't spend the $30 for that creepy thing (it totally freaks me out) so I decided to go with what I already had...The Grinch. He was perfect. He's a trouble-maker and much more fun to work with than a creepy old elf. So the Grinch on the Bench was born. From December 1 through Christmas Eve he gave us a pretty good show and was posted on my Instagram daily with #grinchonthebench.
My daughter is afraid of clowns. Totally makes me an awesome mother. ;)
This was the day he hacked her Instagram account taking selphies throughout the day.
So fun. And so exhausting. lol
Thanks to all who commented and had such fun things to say on Instagram. I loved knowing I could make a few of you smile. :)
We'll see you next year at #grinchonthebench. And maybe a few special occasions in between. Follow along on Instagram - screenname GRINCHONABENCH.