Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ginger's Shenanigans

The girls caught our elf, Ginger, again this year.

After we got back from Thanksgiving, Ben helped them make a fall away floor trap, which Amelia decorated with a Christmas tree, presents, a cozy bed, and disco balls.  I thought her sign enticing Ginger into the trap was pretty funny:

The girls forgot to leave the trap open the next day, so poor Ginger had to spend another day hanging out at the Elf Party, but they remembered to leave it open the following day.  Some days Ginger is clearly pretty tired from monitoring all the not-listening behavior we have been battling, and she simply finds a new place to hide.  But when she is energetic, then she likes to cause mischief.

So far this year, she has gone on a fishing trip in the girls' bathtub:

rolled down the stairs in a toilet paper tube (which the girls thought was hilarious):

and barricaded the girls' door with a block wall (Amelia thought this was funny, but Megan did NOT):

They knocked over the eastern most section of the wall so they could squeeze in and out without disturbing Ginger.  The mischievous elf also TPd our Christmas tree, and made herself a pair of angel wings and a tinsel halo to try to be the angel on top of our tree, but the girls took the toilet paper down before I could get a photo because they were indignant about toilet paper on our tree.  The next day, we still had not decorated our tree, so she hung the girls' underpants on the tree.  They thought that was hilarious!

Then she used a dry erase marker to draw on the photographs hanging in our hallway.  Last year, the girls were indignant that Ginger had messed with their photos, but this year, they thought it was funny. 

Here are the girls' reactions to seeing Ginger's drawings:

She drew on quite a few of the collage photos hanging in our hallway also. Mostly, she drew funny mustaches, but she also wrote her name on the girls' foreheads and gave them freckles and glasses. They really liked the polka dots that Ginger drew on top of their flower girl picture:

They especially liked that Ginger had drawn herself into their photo.

On Friday last week, the girls found Ginger in the refrigerator wearing a doll coat and hat and holding Amelia's lunch bag.  When Amelia opened her bag at lunchtime, she discovered that Ginger had wrapped all of the items in her lunch.  Amelia told me that it took her a while to open her lunch, and it was a little annoying, but that all the friends at her table thought it was hilarious.  She did have time to finish eating everything.  :)

 Two days ago, she poked her head through the Rice Krispie box in place of the Crackle elf, and she was watching Elsa, Santa and a stuffed cat eat bowls of Rice Krispies for breakfast.

Yesterday she made the girls elf donuts for breakfast (cheerios spread with peanut butter then dipped in sprinkles).  The girls thought they were cute, but they said it wasn't nearly enough to eat for breakfast.


  1. What a creative little elf you have in your home! I love seeing the girls' reactions.

  2. I love that your elf wrapped Amelia's lunch! I also love the Santa hats on the girls in the pictures.