On the way to school today we had this conversation:
Nana: So, where is your Elf today?
Cam: On top of the refridgerator with her boyfriend.
Nana: Her boyfriend?
Cam: Yes. I'm never having a boyfriend.
Nana: Never? Never is a long time.
Nana: I'm pretty sure you will change your mind someday.
Cam: Never (You can never accuse her of not standing her ground.)
Cam: Did you know that if a grown up touches an elf he won't lose his powers? They have big hands and have to be careful, but it will be ok.
Nana: (thinking this sounds like a very creative parental ruse to keep her from playing with the Elf.) No, I did not know that.
Cam: Daddy told me. (jackpot)
Nana: What happens if a child touches them?
Cam: They lose their powers. Not good.
Nana: No, I guess not. What powers do elves have?
Cam: Hmmmmmm. I don't know. I haven't learned about that yet.
Nana: Well, lets think about that. What powers do you think they have.
Cam: They can fly, cuz how else would she have made it to the top of the refrigerator?
Nana: Good thinking. Anything else.
Cam: Maybe pixie dust, but I'm not sure. Are elves the same as pixies?
Nana: I don't really know.
Cam: We have to learn about this.
I wonder if the library carries a book with the real scoop about Elves on Shelves? Elves for Dummies? The Idiots Guide to Elves, Pixies, and Fairies? We have to learn about this!