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We introduced Elf on the Shelf to Taylor (4) and Payton (1.5) for the first time this year. Last night we read the book. It didn't go quite as I expected. Taylor was scared of the thought of an elf coming into our house. She finally went to sleep and woke up to the Elf delivering a peace offering…snowmen from the North Pole:
He had also left a note explaining that he is a friendly elf.
Taylor named him Henry and continues to stare at him. She keeps asking if he's real.
Payton gladly accepted the peace offering: