With Daddy being out of town last week and you deciding to go all Linda Blair Exorcist behavior on me, I chose to bring in some reinforcements. I dunno. It was like you sensed vulnerability in the air since I was on my own and doing the single parent thing. Well, Mommy outsmarted her little boy and fought fire with fire.
The end of this week heralded the reappearance of our beloved scout elf, Otter. Straight from the North Pole, he's back to help monitor and report your behavior for Santa. I must say, it has worked pretty well. It was like you flipped a switch. And when you did have a lapse, all I had to do was look at Otter, and you'd get your little self back under control.
Bribery? Heck yes. But I prefer to term it "external regulator." You have an outside motivation to keep your self in check. And Otter isn't all about teaching you to modify your behavior as a means to a selfish end - presents. We also use our elf to teach empathy and kindness, as you'll see in one of our pictures. And he's also great for a morning game of hide-and-seek or eye-spy.
With that introduction, here's what our little intrepid elf has been up to this week:
Today is Sunday, and when we woke up we found Otter had left us some work to do:
So tomorrow is Monday, and I know that Otter will be up to something fun while we are all snoozing away. I can't wait to hear your excited voice as you find him and discover his newest antic. I am having a total blast with this!
Love you always,