While we LOVE our Elf on the Shelf, we don't really use as it is intended. Basically, we don't catch ourselves threatening our kids to behave. Peyton Siva is more of fun little friend who does silly things to make our mornings more magical since I'm the loan early riser of the Watson home.
Of course, desperate times call for desperate measures. After a few nights of less than desirable bedtime behavior, I decided it was time to pull our the "big guns" so-to-speak. Before the kids woke up on Sunday, I did a little writing to help inspire them.
Eli has been stressed to the max over this. He even took it to bed with him and used it as a check list. It cracks me up every single time he brings it up. Had I known how affective it would be, I might have done it a long time ago.
I'm totally rocking this parenting thing. Ha!