Phelf, the elf from Elf on the Shelf, made his debut appearance in our home in 2014 during a time when I sought to create holiday traditions for our family. My 9 year old son fell in love with Phelf's shenanigan's and he returned again during the 2015 and 2016 Christmas Season's.
Yesterday I was accosted by my son, who demanded to know the truth about Phelf. Click here to read the conversation.
My husband is not a fan of Phelf, but he has played along much to the delight of our oldest son, and he will continue to do so with our youngest. As parents we have so many choices to make, but sometimes we should look to our children for the answer to those questions.
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