The final day of The Elves’ 12 Days of Christmas, and Polly Polite isn’t bringing us cookies- she’s bringing us her wardrobe!
Here’s the background story about Polly Polite- the Pollock Elementary Elf:
Polly belongs to my mom. When my mom was here last month for the Bayou Embroidery Boot Camp we decided that her school needed an elf. But not just any elf. An elf with a purpose. An elf that would not only watch over the children and report back to Santa their nice (or naughty) behavior, but one that would instill manners and teach lessons on being polite.
And thus, Polly Polite was born.
I crafted her letter to the students for her arrival day.
Greetings from the North pole,
I’m sending my friend Polly who shouldn’t be touched by a soul.
Polly believes in manners and being polite, bad behavior and disrespect give her such fright.
Each evening when you return home, Polly reports to me the good deeds you have shown.
Be kind to your neighbor, be kind to your friend, these are the rules you must never let end.
I’m leaving Mrs. Cathy in charge of Polly, my elf.
You’ll find her watching from every corner and shelf.
So remember to say thank you and always say please,
for Polly is watching and has Santa to appease.
Each day, Polly rotated areas around the school.
She rode in on her high horse (motorcycle) wearing a monogrammed dress of course.
She had on her glasses, and was ready for classes.
Loving to read, she searched through the books in all the school library nooks.
Karate chopping in the gym because it was way too cold to swim.
Decorating the bulletin board was oh so fun, it was quite impossible for her to choose just one.
Helping with chores in such a nice manner, it’s a good thing that Polly is a perfect little planner.
In the janitor’s closet it was Maid For A Day. Leave it to Polly to help keep germs away.
In the lunchroom helping out with the dishes, Polly Polite was dreaming of all the Christmas wishes.
In the afternoon, it was time for a snack. Polly the chef was sure to have the kids’ back.
Her everyday fashion was the envy of all, that Polly Polite must really like the elf Mall!
Ring a ding, and ding a-ling dong,
Polly joined music class to sing a sweet song.
Got her ears pierced and was late for the bell, so it was off to Mrs. Durand’s with an excuse she would tell.
Dress for success and do it with style, Polly Polite wore ruffles that made the kids smile.
In the cafeteria, Polly waited for lunch.
She even brought gifts for the lunch lady bunch!
Her bags were packed and it was time for Christmas break.
Oh the fun that was had, and who knew the memories she would make?!
She left her new friends with The Elf on the Shelf movie,
but she was off to the North Pole feeling cozy and groovy!
Until next year, stay sweet and stay kind
even though we can’t see her we know we’ll be on Polly’s mind.
Cute, huh? I’m not sure who had more fun the kids at my mom’s school or my mom!
I can only imagine what fun Polly will bring to 2014!
I hope you’ve enjoyed The Elves’ 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. Here’s a look back at all our elf friends:
Day One: Ella’s I Heart Christmas Cookies
Day Two: Sprinkles’ Sugar Cookies
Day Four: Fred’s Chocolate Pecan Lace Cookies
Day Five: Princess E’s Stained Glass Cookies
Day Six: John’s Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies
Day Eight: Sugar & Azucar’s Peppermint Oreo Truffles
Day Nine: Alfie’s Reese’s Stuffed Sugar Cookies
Day Eleven: Zippy’s Hot Cocoa Cookies