14, 16 and 17…yet they still have an elf (bear) on the shelf.
I tried to *end* the elf but they love it….that actually warms my heart!
Our elf brings little gifts. I suppose its similar to an advent calendar. I get up before they do and hide Tinsel. The trouble is figuring out places to hide this elf after all these years!
Next year since they are older, whoever finds Tinsel gets to hid him for the next day! I will simply wrap the little presents to accompany each day so there is still an element of surprise.