Dad Turns Baby Into Real-Life ‘Elf On The Shelf’
This real 'Elf on the Shelf' is the cutest of all!
In recent years, “The Elf on the Shelf” has become one of the most beloved holiday traditions for many families. Kids love discovering their elf in surprising places throughout their home, and parents love the fact that kids are on their best behavior when the elf is around, to ensure he gives a good report to Santa. Well, one dad has taken this fun tradition one step further by turning one of his six children into a real-life Elf on the Shelf of sorts.
In 2015, Alan Lawrence decided to dress up his son, Rockwell, like an adorable elf and capture him on camera getting into mischief and turning up in the most unexpected places in their home. Here he is pretending to down some syrup with a straw, just like Will Ferrell as Buddy in “Elf”:
Lawrence even caught him hanging around while he was trying to take a shower:
And he caught him getting into the whipped cream in the fridge:
Last year, Lawrence once again revived the tradition, and it’s evident that little Rockwell had grown quite a bit! Here he is getting into some chocolate at 15 months old:
“It’s been a little more difficult now that Rockwell can walk, Lawrence told Us Weekly in 2016. “The window for the shot is a lot smaller. And if there isn’t candy or sweets involved, he usually makes a run for it.”
Another issue is that Rockwell was less amenable to the adorable red had that completes his outfit.
“My wife and I wait until the last minute to put it on his head,” Lawrence explained.
So far this year, “Rockwell the Elf” has made a few appearances:
As we pulled into our driveway tonight, I noticed that there were lights on in our living room. When we opened the front door there he was – Rock the elf. We haven’t even had Thanksgiving yet – why is he here! Nikki and the kids are super excited for the elf to be back but I am not ready for this. He refuses to tell me why he is here so early, but he did answer a few questions on my IG stories tonight. I wonder if the man in the big red suit knows about this? #rocktheelf #elfgonerogue
Check him out getting into trouble in this hilarious video:
The elf has only been here for two days but he is already out of control. By yesterday morning he had consumed everything ounce of sugar in our house and scratched all of my Neil Diamond CDs. Santa finally responded to my message today. He said that he is not happy about the elf leaving so early and has a solution. I'm not sure what that means but any help is welcomed. #rocktheelf
We’re guessing now that he’s hit the “terrible twos,” it might be even more of a challenge than last year to get that shot!