Tara's Elf on a Shelf has returned. Her name is "Suzie." It looks like Suzie has found a friend to celebrate her return. We caught (found) her lounging in the bathroom sink (Suzie's sauna) when we got back from our Thanksgiving dinner. If you're going "Elf on the Shelf,"  what's that? Here's the answer.

Have you ever wondered how Santa could know if you're naughty or nice?  It's been a secret for a very long time but now we know. Santa sends the friendly elf to scout for him.  When the Elf appears at your place, you quickly must give it a name.  Tara named her's "Suzie."

Every night while Tara is sleeping, Suzie would fly back to the North Pole and report to the jolly man. There's only one rule: You can't touch Suzie because she might lose her magic. You can talk to her but she can't talk back.  She stays around till Christmas Eve when her job is done until next year.

According to my daughter, you can't "buy" the Elf,  it just shows up at your house.  The nice thing is when the Elf does show up, it comes with a book with instructions.  When Suzie showed up for the first time last year, she was sitting on the book.  I was fortunate that I had heard about that rule ahead of time. I had to wait till the next day to it.

When "Elf on the Shelf" goes to Santa and comes back, the elf usually comes back to another location in the house (That's my favorite part.) I just hope Suzie doesn't show up on my wallet. Imagine trying to explain to the police officer that you don't have your license because it's in your wallet.  You don't have your wallet because your Elf on the Shelf was sitting on it. If you try to use that as an excuse, let me know how it turns out.

Tara has been clearing out spots for Suzie and giving her advice. She's warned her that we have a dog now...along with the 2 cats. She also advised Suzie not to go into Devon's room because he will kick you out. So welcome back Suzie. We have missed you and are looking forward to our adventures together this holiday season.