I had the best idea this Christmas, and I have since found out that my brilliant idea was already thought up.... sad.
|The Nutcracker - a.k.a. Santa's Spy|
My little guy picked out this nutcracker when we were getting decorations before the holidays. I of course agreed to bring him home and he decided that he should sit on the mantle so that he could watch everything. That gave me an idea. Thinking I was brilliant, I told him that the nutcracker watches kids for Santa and would make sure that he was being good over the holidays. Of course this worked like a charm on everything from eating dinner, to cleaning up toys.
Thinking I was the smartest Mommy on the planet, I told one of my friends with an equally unruly toddler. She quickly said "oh ya - like Elf on the Shelf?" I quickly was brought up to speed.