Tis the season to be merry my friends! Today, we have a very special issue of Dear Bacon. I bet a lot of you know my special friend. He’s been hanging (literally) around my house since Thanksgiving. For those that don’t know him, I’ll tell you a little back ground.
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition came out in 2005 in a children’s book. The little Elf that comes with the book has a job between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. His main job is to watch over the household and report back to the North Pole nightly on if the people are naughty or nice. He comes back to the household by morning. There’s one important thing about the Elf. You don’t touch him as doing so will erase any Christmas magic that has been blessed upon him. Every morning that he comes back from the North Pole, people in the household find him in different places. But remember, it’s all magic!
So in honor of Christmas, we have the Thompson Elf – Don Juan – representing in the Dear Bacon issue. We hope you enjoy. XOXO – Bacon
Dear Don Juan,
You’re a fellow Elf. You know times are hard working for the fat guy. We work once a year. It’s hard to make a living like this. Sometimes we gotta do what we gotta do, right? Signed Elf Burglar
Dear Elf Burglar,
Step.away.from.the.pig. Don’t make me call the Elf Union. Elves do not steal in the houses that we are to watch over. Your special Christmas powers can be revoked with a snap of a finger. You know there are other jobs you can work while in the off season. I’ve heard Walmart is looking for door greeters. Or perhaps you can join a traveling circus during down times. Anything but stealing my fellow Elf.
Dear Don Juan,
Last night, the humans they stayed up until the whee hours of the morning making cookies. I just thought I would make my mark. You like? Signed Droopy
I like and I approve. This is what I’m talking about. Good little elves help out around the house not steal. Way to go my friend!
Dear Don Juan,
I’ve read on Bacon’s blog that his human father likes to play Angry Birds. Well, I thought I would share this photo for you to take notes on future escapades. Enjoy my friend. Signed Angry Elf
Dear Angry Elf,
That’s what I’m talking about! Thanks for the idea. I definitely will pursue this one tonight.. perhaps 🙂
Dear Don Juan,
When you have to go, you gotta go. The humans, they caught a picture of me in mid dunk. Thank goodness I was holding on and the humans didn’t see me in action. Signed Pepper Elf
Dear Pepper Elf,
Hey, you’re right. It’s nature. It’s part of life. At least you’re potty trained. Tis the season for magic in all forms.
Dear Don Juan,
What? We get kind of bored at night staying up all by ourselves. Sometimes we get back from reporting in at the the North Pole early. We gotta do something in our spare time for just us. I met this chick named Frankie Stein from Monster High. Dude, she has some moves! Signed Pole Elf
Dear Pole Elf,
Oh dear. This can’t be good. Where did you get that money? And dear Lord, you’re sitting on baby food. There’s a baby in the house. Step away from the pole and tell Ms. Stein to put on some clothing. Shakes head.. I may need to investigate this further. Can you email me Ms. Stein’s telephone number? You know, for my paperwork.
Dear Don Juan,
It’s just a little nick and tuck. What can I say? He was on the naughty list. I had to do something to snap him into reality that this is the Christmas season. Thoughts? Signed Barber Elf
Dear Barber Elf,
Are you insane?! We can’t do that. That poor fellow is going to be scared for life. Listen here you young Elf, report back to the North Pole ASAP. I’ve gotta get this taken care of with the humans. Where’s is that Easter bunny when you need him?
Dear blogville, I hope you enjoyed this special of Dear Bacon – Elf on the Shelf. Remember, tonight is the big night. Make sure you’re extra good and leave out cookies. I’ve heard Santa likes chocolate chip and macadamia. Well, that’s what my human daddy tells me. XOXO – Bacon
Note: Pictures were sent in by friends of mom who emailed them to me with questions.
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Bashful made it back to the Hotel Thompson from Australia!
We all stayed up really late last night talking about his travels and misadventures. OMP (oh my pig)! He had a blast down under. And like Las Vegas, some things that happened in Australia stay in Australia if you know what I mean – winks winks.
You’re not going to accept that, are you? You want the juicy details of his wicked time with Bimby while making his short silent movie Rockadile Dundee. I’m sorry.
I can’t tell you any of the juicy details. Bashful said that a gentlerock does not talk about his ladies. aaaww – I raised that little pebble right!
The little international rolling stone came home with some great treasures of his time spent with his host family. The above left handed picture is Bashful in his suit that he wore to the wedding. What a handsome little guy! He now refers to that suit as his 007 Rock Bond outfit. What a riot! He told me late last night that he wore his suit out one night when he took Bimby out for a date – 🙂
The picture to the right is of Bashful and his Australian outback hat. What a looker! And you see that item behind him? That is a hand painted boomerang from Australia that came home with him. I’ve already caught him throwing it around the house. We’ve all learned how to duck really fast with that thing flying about. And never fear about his cross eyed look in the picture. I think he was slightly inebriated from the long flight home. You know, they’ll serve anyone a drink these days in the happy air above. I guess there is no ‘under age’ in the sky.
This picture to the left is of the other goodies that Bashful came home with that was in his luggage. Stickers of all different things – Koala bears, snakes and Kangaroos. Bashful told me that I could have some of them to put in our bedroom – I can’t wait to decorate my board.
And you know, they didn’t forget mom either. See that fluffy pen in the picture? It’s a Mickey Mouse pen! It lights up when you write with it. Mommy is in love with that pen. I do believe she took it to the worky place so she can use/look at it every day.
Fozziemom and company was even so nice to send the purr things some treats. Trust me, those little vultures jumped on that bag like it was crack!
And talking about crack – snorts. See that can to the left beside the Koala pouch, Bashful is hooked on that stuff! Mom/dad tried some last night and gave me a small bite. OMP (oh my pig!). It is GOOD! No wonder that little Bashful couldn’t stay out of it. It’s peppermint glory.
And you’re probably wondering about that Koala pouch. It is the cutest little thing that zips up. There was something amazing in that little pouch. I’m getting too ahead of myself so you’ll have to wait for what it was. I promise to tell you.
And of course, we have to show a picture of the intellectual Bashful with his glasses on and sporting his hat. Can you believe he went to bed last night wearing that? And yes, he used his specks when he was reading to us out loud about his adventures in his travel log.
Can you believe that we also had a slide show of his side trip to Sydney? Oh gracious – it was a hoot. He visited so many places while down under. I think we will be hearing about his tales for some time to come.
But, we are talking about the international rolling stone – my Bashful. He will be home for a couple of more days and then he is off to his next host family and his next adventure. Where will it be? Only me and the next host family will know.
But before he hops that plane, we had to take some family pictures of the “Rock Clan”. There they all are on their sofa in their bedroom getting to know each other.
From left to right, they are:
Princess Coralena (from Hawaii), Mannie (from France), Virginia (from Virginia), Bashful and wait a minute – who is that?
May I introduce you to the newest member of the Hotel Thompson. This is Rockelle from Australia. She is in this picture wearing Bashful’s Australian hat and wait – what is that? She is siding up with Bashful and they are a twosome?! Stop the presses – Bashful came home with a girlfriend?! And they know how to grow them in Australia. She has the cutest little accent and look at that purple eyeshadow. She has so woo’ed the little guy.
And you’re probably wondering about how Princess Coralena must be feeling about this. Well, let’s just say there’s going to be a rock fight about whose rock Bashful really is. I can feel it in my bones. But Bashful, he’s a young tyke. He needs to experience life right now. He can always settle down when he hangs up his travel boots, right?
So, to Fozziemom and clan – thank you so much for hosting a great time for the little fellow. I know he had an awesome time and will always cherish his memories with you in Australia. You were great.
But the bottom question remains – where will Bashful end up next?
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