Sloth on a Shelf – Day 13

The holiday season is a magical time. The sights, sounds, and smells are a manifestation of the feeling inside. Joy, peace, comfort … those combined are the holiday spirit. It’s the one time a year when almost every person thinks of others — what they want, what they need … we think of those who are less fortunate than we … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 12

Sergio hung out in Luna’s stocking for a bit, but then realized just hanging about wasn’t going to get him closer to Santa. So he checked his guide map (The Night Before Christmas), hopped out of the stocking and started rallying the troops. After studying the poem by Clement Clarke Moore, he decided that Santa would be drawn to the … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 11

This morning I awoke to find the happiest sloth-elf ever. He scampered across the bed waving a book in his hand, shouting that he had found the answer. By this point I know better than to ask, The answer to what? because he has been a sloth obsessed with reaching Santa Claus. So I simply smiled and asked what he … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 10

After communing with flat Santa, Sergio was a bit despondent. While he was happy that Luna and he were on the Nice list, he still felt he was no closer to finding the non-flat Santa. The look on his face broke my heart. In the place of his usual goofy grin was such a forlorn expression, it looked as if … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 9

I came downstairs after having put a load of laundry in and saw Luna quietly coloring with full concentration. I don’t think she even heard me come down. But despite the quiet and calm, something was wrong. It took a moment before it clicked. Luna was coloring, but where was Sergio? He’s always by her side, especially when it has … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 8

After scaling the tree and the journey to find the child, Sergio decided he was due for the time-honored tradition of a coffee break. And being the elfish sloth that he is, he put his own spin on it. I heard him muttering while he searched through the closet, then the sounds of a leather case being dragged across the … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 7

After the BIG adventure of scaling the HUGE six foot Christmas tree, Sergio decided he needed to follow the footsteps of the Wise Men and seek out the baby. Me: (Trying to keep a straight face) You’re going to travel to Bethlehem to find the baby Jesus?Sergio: Don’t be ridiculous. Jesus would be all grown up by now and really, … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 6

Well folks, he did it. Sergio was one HAPPY sloth-elf when he reached the top of the tree and crowned it with the star. Luna screamed when Sergio raised his arms in triumph. She was certain he would fall and be severely injured. He reminded her that his legs were still tightly wrapped around the tree trunk and he had … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 5

Sergio informed me that HE would be the one to put the star on the tree and no other. Because the STAR would light the way for Santa to find us. I assured him that with ALL the lights we now had throughout the house, there wasn’t a chance Santa could miss us. I dare say that if I opened … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 4

Apparently I do not have enough lights strewn through the house. I caught my little sloth scamp, Sergio, in the stairwell trying to untangle a huge strand of lights … 328 feet of lights to be exact. And while I say he was trying to untangle them, I think the only thing he was doing was tying himself up with … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 3

When I came downstairs this morning, I was greeted by the sight of Sergio standing at attention on my day job desk … all dressed up in his elf regalia. When I blinked twice … or maybe three times, he said, “Sergio, the sloth-elf ready to work.” I reminded him that as today was Saturday, I would not be working … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 2

Here we go, folks… Sergio saw an elf ornament in an ad so he ran outside and climbed up into the tree. He does enjoy hanging out in that tree. He even wanted to go out and climb it when it was raining… Anyway, Sergio told me he wants to help Luna adjust to being around people better. And he … Read More