Family & Parenting

A Father Created A Real-Life Elf On A Shelf, Because Nothing Could Be Cuter [Photos]

Oh he's so cute!

If you want cuteness overload, look no further than Alan Lawrence’s four-month-old son-turned-real-life-Elf-on-the-Shelf, Rockwell.

“We have never had an ‘Elf on the Shelf’ in our home but the idea has always intrigued me,” Alan said to LittleThings. “Then one day someone told us that Rockwell looked like an elf, and [the] idea came to me. What if a real life elf came to live with us for the holidays and how would I react in real life to having it show up to live with us.”

I’d say Lawrence’s idea, which you can see in his That Dad Blog, was genius. (Not to mention the cutest thing ever!)

We woke up this morning to find an elf in our family room. Our neighbors seem to think he is a part of the “Elf On A…

Posted by That Dad Blog on Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Elf on the Shelf trend started a decade ago and the elves act as Santa’s helpers to see who’s been naughty and nice. Then, they report to him nightly on their findings.

These days, there’s all types of elves to choose from, including the traditional elf, one in pajamas, and many more. And Elf on the Shelf owners have their elves get into all sorts of trouble around the house, taking pictures of them in various situations, from innocent to more precarious.

In Lawrence’s case, he catches his “elf” making (adorable) mischief in the house.

 

Here are a few pics and excerpts from Lawrence’s blog and Facebook posts tracking his elf’s every move. If they don’t make your Christmas and holidays bright, I don’t know what will! But be warned: Prepare to want your own real-life Elf on a Shelf!

 

Flipped on the lights and caught him red handed. Somebody needs to start earning his keep around here.#rocktheelf #elfontheshelf

Posted by That Dad Blog on Sunday, December 13, 2015

I was going into the kitchen for a late snack tonight and heard “Ho Ho Ho, I am Santa Claus!” coming from our fridge. After opening the fridge I decided to just go back to bed. #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf

Posted by That Dad Blog on Tuesday, December 22, 2015

 

Tonight we left the elf all alone in the house for the first time. It was very nerve racking for me. I was so happy to…

Posted by That Dad Blog on Tuesday, December 15, 2015

 

So the elf is still hanging around. I made pancakes this morning but we had to eat them without syrup because he wouldn’…

Posted by That Dad Blog on Monday, December 7, 2015

 

“I could totally let you drive Santa’s sleigh, I do it all of the time.” Our elf is such a womanizer. #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf

Posted by That Dad Blog on Wednesday, December 9, 2015

 

He told me that he needed to borrow my phone to make an emergency phone call to Santa. When I got my phone back I…

Posted by That Dad Blog on Saturday, December 19, 2015

 

I was going into the kitchen for a late snack tonight and heard “Ho Ho Ho, I am Santa Claus!” coming from our fridge. After opening the fridge I decided to just go back to bed. #rocktheelf #elfontheshelf

Posted by That Dad Blog on Tuesday, December 22, 2015

You can check out the entire series here at That Dad Blog.