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Awesome Dad Takes Super Cute Photos Of Baby In Elf Costume

Celebrating Christmas is all about traditions. Decorating a Christmas tree, giving presents, singing carols, sending greeting cards: those are all traditions we have practiced for years and years and without which Christmas wouldn’t be… well, Christmas. However, in recent years, a new tradition has suddenly sprung up seemingly from nowhere: the Elf on the Shelf.

If you’ve been living under a rock and have never heard of this, here is the cliff notes version. In 2004, stay-at-home mum Carol Aebersold and her twin daughters wrote a book titled The Elf on the Shelf. It is a poem that reveals how Santa learns which children have been nice and which naughty throughout the year. What he does is send a scout elf who stays at the children’s homes between the start of Advent and Christmas. The elf monitors their activities, and then, on Christmas Eve leaves for the North Pole to report to Santa.

While this could hardly be called a tradition as it was introduced so recently, it has sort of become customary to welcome the addition of the Elf on the Shelf in our homes during the holiday season. There are countless images on the Internet of the little creatures being mischievous to the kids’ delight. Children may believe that the adorable elves are real, but obviously, they are only toys. Right? They’re not actual living things here to spy on us. That would be ludicrous. Or would it?

Well, as it turns out, art director and photographer Alan Lawrence has been visited by a real elf! “Around the 1st of December a random Christmas elf showed up in our family room. At first I was alarmed and told the kids to stay in their rooms while I tried to figure out what was going on,” he begins the entry on his blog called That Dad Blog. Alan continues explaining that he eventually learned that this was quite a regular occurrence at Christmas, so he accepted the presence of Santa’s spy in his house. And not only that: he proceeded to take incredibly adorable photos of the little thing (who it so happens to be his 4-month-old son Rockford). Here are some of the best ones, courtesy of Awkward Mom. Beware, these following images contain major cuteness overload.

1. Can I have some spaghetti with candy? – Yes, yes, you can!

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2. Privacy is overrated anyway

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3. No Elf on the Shelf has ever been more adorable

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4. You can’t make a cutie-pie without corn syrup!

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5. That’s taken care of the Christmas decorating

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6. Godzilla can’t believe he lost by a little rug-rat!

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7. Mischief managed!

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8. That outfit sure is a hit with the ladies

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9. The winner of the game of thrones

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And if you would like to see more amazing dads, check this out!

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h/t: Goodfullness
From: awkwardmom

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