"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, a home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for."

Friday, January 31, 2014


We added a new member to our family throughout the month of December, Jingles the Elf. Jingles arrived at the beginning of December and stayed with us until Christmas Eve. Every night he reported back to Santa as to whether Landon was good or bad. When Jingles came back he always got himself into trouble. Here are a few highlights of his antics:
 Jingles trapped Landon in his room and Landon was not amused. 
 Jingles took the car for a joy ride and parked it across the neighbor's yard! 
 Jingles shaved half of Daddy's face!
 Jingles tp'd the Christmas tree! 
 Another naughty Jingles moment. 

 Jingles was caught for his naughty ways. 

 Jingles made a snowman. 
Jingles put bows all over Landon's room! 

Jingles left Landon a goodbye letter upon his departure. This hit Landon hard. We were not expecting his reaction. He actually cried about losing his "friend". Ever since we lost our Tinkerbell, Landon has not handled goodbyes very well and for some reason this fact did not register with us when we decided to bring Jingles into our home. I quickly decided to make a photo album of Jingles for Landon and surprised him with it on Christmas morning. We told him that Jingles left it for him and included all of the photos from Jingles' nightly adventures. 

The photo album helped a lot, but Landon still keeps the goodbye letter on his dresser and still talks about Jingles. I'm starting to think that losing Tinkerbell is not something he will ever get over and this scar will forever be with him. Jingles may just have to be a permanent elf on our shelf next year. 

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