GOOD NEWS... you can let your kids know (and I have it on good authority from Santa) that sometimes the Elf on the Shelf returns to the same spot after his/her long trip to the North Pole. There are times when a spot in the house is just so much fun that an Elf on the Shelf likes to spend two days in it.
So there ya go... one less thing to worry about this holiday season. :-)
Gina (aka East Coast Mommy)