TPM and the Elf (Name this Elf)

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TPM and the Elf



I stopped in the Trinity Florist the other day because I LOVE THAT STORE. Anyway...  



While I was there, I finally managed to read the story about the Elf on the Shelf.



I shot all kinds of pictures for the Christmas Photo Contest and left with an Elf.



So I get in the car and I tell TPM (The Princess Mama) about the Elf on the Shelf story and tell her that this is HER elf and she needs to give it a name.


TPM and her Elf (C) Joni Staples



So for the past two days, I have been trying to get TPM to name her elf.  



Mother has had several little mini strokes and suffers from dementia. She has the personality of a sweet little 5 year old girl.  We do all of the things that a little girl and her mother would do together. So why not an elf?! ☺



When I asked her to name her elf, I could tell this might be hard for her.



So I offered a little help...



What is your favorite boy name?

I haven’t seen him in a while.

Ok. How about your dad. What was your daddy’s name.

I don’t remember.

What is Uncle Sidney Joe’s name? (Also her dad’s name).

You know.... I just don’t know!



YIKES!



The Elf at Trinity Florist (C) Joni StaplesSo we have an elf.... and he sits on the shelf... but he has no name!


Yet! I havn’t given up!!


Perhaps you could offer up your best elf names and I can read the list off to TPM and let her pick from your suggestions!!


Now THAT just might work!



NAME THIS ELF!



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Andrew Capelli
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Joni: How about "Happy" since he's got a nice smile?  Thanks for sharing- you are a very nice person to take such good care of your mom!

December 01, 2011 02:27 PM #8
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Ron: If I were picking, I love Pixel!!!

Andrew: My mom is an amazing woman! I am very blessed to have her with me!!

December 01, 2011 02:41 PM #9
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That adorable little guy looks like and Alfie to me!

Love what you are doing with Mom. Great talking with you today.

Margaret

December 01, 2011 03:13 PM #10
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I've always liked the name Elwood for a stuffed animal or elf.  I'll give CA a call and see if Zoe has one she can suggest too!  Hugs to you and TPM!

December 01, 2011 03:15 PM #11
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Joni,  I am so sorry you and your family are dealing with that.  My mother in law had dimentia and didn't recognize family members.  It was so difficult for everyone.  You are doing the right thing by keeping your mom engaged and keeping her mind stimulated.  My vote is for "Miracle the Elf" because life is truly a miracle at times...... well all the time.

December 01, 2011 03:18 PM #12
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Joni it was Empy sounds like Empie not Empty now I changed my mind to Elmer or George.  I was under the influence this morning as I was blogging while waiting to have a dang colonoscope (sp)  It's better to laugh than cry is right.  Debbie and I waltz in the Alzheimer's unit where Dad is laughing and acting crazy and get all the patience attention playing and acting silly with all of them.  They are a joy to us and we pray we are to them.  Dad is the worse one in the unit and he is past interaction now.  Just so sad.  Sometimes we leave the Butterfly ward ........get to the truck and sit in silence.  It's just overwhelming at times.  So anyway.... Elmer or George it is for me!

December 01, 2011 03:27 PM #13
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Margaret: ♥ ♥ ♥ Thank you for calling!

Tish: Oh yes! We need Zoe's suggestion!! She is very good at naming Elves!

Belinda: No need to be sorry. TPM is a happy camper most of the time. As long as momma is happy, Joni is happy!I

Q: Elmer is cute too! You just never know when they may have that moment and KNOW. So keep on keeping on ~ and trust that you are bringing them JOY! There is a reason for them to still be with us. Whether we know it or not, they STILL have a job to do.... or Christ would have called them home. Our job right now is to honor our mother and father.   :) You are doing your part! ♥

 

 

 

December 01, 2011 03:48 PM #14
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Joni, how about Andy? He looks like Andy Griffith (maybe it's the ears) to me. Also, how do you make a heart in your comments? There are so many times I would like to include one in my comments, but don't know how. :)

December 01, 2011 04:03 PM #15
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Rose: I will add Andy to the list. TPM is here at the office with me right now. I keep telling her the names and she giggles. My managing broker added Clyde and hubby added Theodore. HA!! The heart: Hold down the ALT key and at the same time press the 3 key on the 10 digit key pad. It will not work if your keyboard does not have a 10 key numerical pad.

December 01, 2011 04:44 PM #16
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Hi Joni, your ost about your beautiful mother makes my heart sing.  I also enjoy having my 88yo mother with me and feel so blessed.  I read and shared your post with her and her suggestion for this little elf's name is POOF.  I asked her why and she related that an elf is quick and can disappear right before your eyes.  They are magical little beings.  Give your mother a big hug!!

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Joni, It was a delight speaking with you.♥ ♥ ♥

Rose,  I use  "alt +3 " to get the ♥

December 01, 2011 07:25 PM #18
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Hi Joni,   My kids just named their Elf on the Shelf PEPPERMINT.  They are having so much fun!!!!  There are so many great names out there for an Elf.... I am sure you will find a great one. 

A suggestion for you is Twinkle, Sugar, Candy Cane, Spritz, Cheer, Snowy

December 01, 2011 07:47 PM #19
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Judith: Awww.... POOF is cute! I am going to write all of the names down and then read them to her. If that doesn't work, I will put them all in a bowl and let her draw one, but we are nameing this thing TONIGHT! LOL

Margaret: Thank you! ♥

Amy: I have my favorites, but it is not my elf, so I am going to try not to influence her. HA!!! Rick is trying... he likes Theodorea (WHAT?!!) BAHAhahahahaHA!

December 01, 2011 10:40 PM #20
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Joni ~ Elf would be someone that TPM loves and why does it have to be a boy's name??  We think the Elf should be called Joanie (Joni) but if you insist on a boy then it should be Jonas....

December 01, 2011 11:00 PM #21
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I'm probably too late to submit a name, but I'd call him "L'il Dude"....................he's just too cute.

December 01, 2011 11:43 PM #22
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Hi there Joni, this is a sweet story. You and your momma are very lucky to have each other. As for the elf, how about Ears (since he is all ears), Stripes (his tights) or Whisper (sitting on her shoulder, she can tell him her thoughts and ideas).

Jacque & Larry

December 02, 2011 10:38 AM #23
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Joni, he is cute. How about George? Also you can check this link and have some fun with Elf's names.

 

December 02, 2011 12:54 PM #24
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Okay... we finally had to put all the names in a container and let her draw. She drew Andy. So it's Andy the Elf!!

December 12, 2011 09:53 PM #25
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Thanks for sharing the photo! I love the Elf!

Best wishes for a Very Merry Christmas :) :)

 

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You're welcome, John! :)))

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