When Elfonda found Flame way up high on the fireplace mantle,
darting about, playing amongst all the Christmas stuffies,
she thought perhaps he was hiding, shirking his duties as an apprentice Elf on the Shelf.
But after questioning him she discovered he was just up there waiting around, hoping for a date.
Oh no! Not *THAT* kind of date! He's too young for that.
No, Flame figures maybe he should have "2015" tattooed on his foot or perhaps embroidered on his clothing. I guess he would like to announce his arrival date like everyone else up there.