Daddy blogger turns 4-month-old baby into real life Elf on the Shelf

Easy 'Elf on the Shelf' Ideas
Easy 'Elf on the Shelf' Ideas

A Utah dad has turned his baby son into a real-life Elf on the Shelf.

Alan Lawrence recently came up with idea to help celebrate the holidays by dressing up 4-month-old Rockwell as the notoriously naughty holiday character.

For the weeks leading up to Christmas, Lawrence has posed little Rockwell in various acts of holiday mischief, snapped a photo and used editing software to take himself out.

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"My wife and I have never done Elf on the Shelf, but we've always been fascinated by it," Lawrence told USA TODAY Network.

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Lawrence, a father of six and daddy blogger, said the idea came to him around Thanksgiving.

"A family member told me, "He's like a little elf,'" Lawrence said.

"So, we decided to make it a reality."

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Now Lawrence has posted about a dozen of the playful photos on his blog and various social media accounts, including Instagram.

Rockwell has been caught shoving cookies into a VCR, throwing marshmallows at his dad, toilet-papering the Christmas tree and playing Connect 4 with Godzilla, among other infractions.

"I'm just glad he's wearing a diaper and I pray that he knows how to change them," Lawrence joked on his blog.

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