We have a very Curious Elf On A Shelf.
Time is scarce so our elf, is very thankfully, not too into mischief and messes.
He IS a very curious Elf, though.
Each morning, the kids find him on top of something that came from a different place in the world.
And, each evening, we sit down at the computer together and they excited ask questions about whatever it is that they found the Elf sitting on or in or under that morning.
We simply Google Away together.
And, each image or map or costume they see triggers another question and another search.
An example of what our curious Elf On The Shelf taught the kids this morning when they found him on the Mongolian String Instrument was that it was not simply a “HORSEY BANJO”, which is what they called it when they found Snowflower Flaky Sassypants sitting on top of the traditional horse-handle like a rocking horse.
It’s called a “MATOUQUIN“.
It is from MONGOLIA.
MONGOLIA is in ASIA.
The MATOUQUIN is shaped like a TRAPEZOID.
The kids now know that Snowflower The Elf is NOT simply sitting on a Horsey Banjo.
So far, we’ve explored Mexico, Afghanistan, and Mongolia alongside our very globally curious Elf On A Shelf.
I wonder where she’ll take us tomorrow?