Sloth on a Shelf – Day 17

When all the critters arrived, Luna was running around making sure they were all bundled up for their trip. Ella fit perfectly into Luna’s thick knitted beanie and quickly shaped it into a snug little nest. Her nose and eyes peeked out over the brim. Bobo giggled and danced with glee at how the doll’s raincoat fit, then he pretended … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 16

When Sergio returned from his visit with the Captain of the Guard at Toyland, he waltzed into the house twirling the ends of his mustache. What is his obsession with fake hair anyway??? First the blonde wig and now a mustache? Luna immediately demanded that he remove the mustache. Sergio stopped mid-twirl. Sergio: But Luna, I had to put on … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 15

The visit from the elves caused Sergio’s excitement to soar. He was ready to pack a bag and join them as toy makers at the North Pole. Then … just as he turned to dash across the slope … the shine went out of his eyes and he frowned. Me: What’s wrong?Sergio: The elves that were here are blonde.Me: noddingSergio: … Read More

Sloth on a Shelf – Day 14

While everyone was having a wonderful time playing in the snow, I saw Sergio go on red alert. He drew up to his full height and peered into the trees on the other side of the hill. He swayed and narrowed his eyes as if trying to find something. I glanced at the trees and saw a flash of color. … Read More

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