I just returned home from a 2 week visit with my Grandkids over Christmas. They follow the Elf on the Shelf story and named their elf Zozo. I bought some new running shoes while I was out there and my daughter told me to save them until Christmas then I could ask Zozo for them and reinforce the story. So I asked my 3 and 5 year old Gkids would I be allowed to give my Christmas wish to Zozo? They said maybe they better do the talking for me and they did. On Christmas day they were delighted that Zozo passed on the information to Santa and I got my new shoes!