Monday, December 6, 2010

Meet Santa's Younger Brother

Internet, meet Junior Claus.

Junior Claus

Junior is Santa's younger brother. He was unceremoniously dropped down our fireplace the other evening along with a note to our boys explaining who he is and where he came from. Apparently, Junior has been getting into too much trouble up in the North Pole, so Santa dropped him off at our house so we could keep an eye on him (because Santa thinks I have time to keep an eye on ONE MORE TROUBLEMAKER?! Seriously, Santa. You better make the present a good one this year.).

Junior has also been instructed by Santa to keep an eye on our boys, and report back weather they've been naughty or nice. If Junior does not complete his task, he will not be allowed to ride back to the North Pole with Santa on Christmas Eve.

The kids absolutely love Junior. The first thing my oldest son said when I woke him up this morning was, "Can I go find Junior?" Junior was hiding in the kitchen after trying to pour himself a bowl of cereal. The kids thought this was absolutely hilarious, and they can't wait to see what other silly things Junior does.
Junior loves "Frosted" Flakes

I cannot take credit for this idea. I was inspired by the Elf on the Shelf and Elf Magic dolls. Because December snuck up on me this year, I wasn't able to get the elf in time, so I got Junior from the grocery store in the middle of buying bacon and yogurt sticks. Improvisation is a mother's greatest weapon, people. That, and "Because I said so."


  1. That is such a cute idea. I bet the littlies are having a lot of fun with him and his antics.

  2. I have a feeling things around your house stay consistently funny. I must visit (like how I just invited myself?).

    Our dog ate the advent chocolates today. I know, dogs and chocolate don't mix--danger, danger...not so much. Ours seems to gulp it down every year, either at Halloween or Christmas.

    She's big, she can handle it.

    ~ Wendy

  3. ha ha that is such a good idea I will definitely start next year when my toddler turns 3.

  4. I love it Beth! Great idea! I wish I was there to watch the boys reaction to Junior. It would be hilarious! Thumbs up to you. You know or remember, I work at a printing company, so when you are ready to print your book, we can do it here at Fidlar Printing in Davenport, IA.

  5. This is so much better than the Elf on a Shelf. (Can you say free?) I don't have the Elf, either, but I think that dollar store Santa is about to trip and fall down our chimney.

  6. Hi Beth, I am Aunt Sue Sue friend Beverly. THAT IS A FANTASTIC STORY. I will continue to follow your blogs.Beverly Williams