I LOVE reading about my friends' Elf on the Shelf adventures. I felt my kids were missing out on some of the fun as did my (totally Christian) friend Stephanie. Together, we came up with "The Mensch on The Mantle." Mensch translates as "good person," and at the end of the day that is what I really want my girls to be. Yesterday a few friends and I tested out our doll-making skills. Pictures of our little mensches are coming soon, but in the meantime, here is our tale..
The Mensch on the Mantle comes every Chanukah Night
To remind you to do what is right
A real mensch is kind, responsible, and good
A mensch behaves like everyone should.
When someone is a mensch at heart—
He shares, is sweet, and does his part!
Even with so many gifts, toys, and games
This mensch reminds you to be grateful and sane.
While you are away during the day,
You may find the mensch in a crazy way.
Don’t worry--he’s just having fun —
The real magic of the mensch is that you can be one!
Good people (like you) are real all year
So be a mensch and spread Chanukah cheer!