I have to admit that prior to this year, the Elf on the Shelf thing went unnoticed by me. This year,
|The Elf on the Shelf balloon|
25% of my fellow Catholics were attending church on a weekly basis. I found the number astounding, I would have thought it was closer to 40% and I know that in the 50's we hovered around 80% but I was saddened by this and I had to blame someone, and the elf was pretty handy (he was right there on the shelf), so....
In a crisis of faith I always go to my roots and I only had to ponder the question shortly "What would my mother do?" I realized that my mother had always done her version of elf on the shelf as I'll bet a lot of Catholic families did, but they used the journey of the Wise Men to do it. For those
|I swear my blog idea came first, it's only the calendar that disagrees|
So what am I going to do with all these thoughts? As I had said, my current household is a little beyond either the elf or the journey of the Kings thing, but I can start to prepare for any grand-kids that I might have. Heck, I can even Snapchat pictures of my traveling Wisemen to people (note to self, download Snapchat app). I can talk with my son who's still at home about the 3 Kings, but he does go to church each week, so he probably knows as much as me. I'll do what I always do though, I'll take my best shot at this idea of re-centering my Christmas around Christ and I'll stick with it, if it