Day 22. I cannot begin to tell you how much joy Elfred has brought to the house. There have been so many conversations about him and what he does. In fact, today the kids expressed how sad they’ll be when he leaves. He is the magic of the Christmas season for us this year. And he has helped me see a better picture of MY role as a parent in their daily lives. Somehow I believe my mom is speaking to me through Elfred.