December 15, 2015 by Ronnie Ann Ryan via Natural Nutmeg
Do you have children? If you do, then you know about the elf on the shelf. This charming new tradition has momma move the elf around every night while the kiddies are sleeping to give the impression Santa is checking out your household to determine if the children are naughty or nice.
In truth, the elf just sits around until you move him, probably like how you are acting about finding love this holiday season. Are you sitting around wondering why you’re still single and avoiding doing anything to meet Mr. Right? In the past, this lack of action was referred to as “being on the shelf” which is like some special clothing item tucked away on a shelf waiting for that special occasion to be worn. If you are on the shelf, you’re hiding out from meeting men and dating.