My kids are too old for Elf on the Shelf but my youngest (11) LOVES the tradition of the Elf. She looks forward to awaking to see what crazy antics the elves were up to the night before. Oh, she knows I move him. It doesn't matter. She loves them. (we have 2, a boy and a girl elf). Last year I tried to do less crazy antics and more sweet, cute ones but she prefers it when the elves are naughty. So far, our elves have been pretty nice. In fact, they've brought things and encouraged us to have game nights (with a new board game they brought), movie nights, complete with red vines and popcorn tin they provided, and even a gingerbread house to decorate.