OMG! Today we had a tragedy in our house! I was cleaning and had not notice our Elves (on the shelf) sitting above the closet Bifold door ... so when I went to close the door they took a hard tumble... all in front of the children. Well...screams and tears began to happen ... I Killed the elves was all I heard... we followed Elf protocol and they returned "healthy" and now all is well... but for about a few hours I was the worst mom on earth!
My nine year old even outlined the floor where the elves fell ( like a crime scene) to protect any magic from disappearing (so I would not vacuum up the magic as I proceeded to clean the house)
Gosh I felt horrible!