Many teachers and parents entertain their kids with Elf on the Shelf tradition. It has become a staple in many homes and classrooms. Some love it, and others are already tired of it. These parents tweet their true feelings and they're pretty hilarious!
I just realized I forgot to move the damn Elf. So it looks like he'll be "stuck in the tree" again for the 299th time in his short Elf life.— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) December 7, 2016
"I don't get why the Elf on the Shelf is so hated" I say as I stage ours with a daily chore list my kids have to complete to avoid coal.— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) November 22, 2016
I hope you didn't have big plans for Christmas, because my toddler just touched the elf and now "CHRISTMAS IS RUINED!"— Close to Classy (@closetoclassy) November 29, 2016
My 8 YO: I'm SOOO excited for our elf on the shelf to get here! Me: Our elf is really lazy, he'll probably be late - again - this year.— Books By Jess (@BooksByJess) November 30, 2016
An Elf on the Shelf that screams OH MY GOD I'M IN SO MUCH PAIN PLEASE STOP YOU'RE KILLING ME every time it hears your kid whine.— The Glad Stork (@TheGladStork) November 29, 2016
I scrawl the first black X with a Sharpie on a calendar like a prisoner counting down his sentence— Zack (@Mr_Kapowski) December 1, 2016
Elf on a Shelf, Day 1, done
Parents,I am begging you to stop upping the game for Elf on the Shelf. He was supposed to move from shelf to shelf not make my kids lunch.— Alex (@northstoryCA) December 1, 2016
1st year of Elf on the Shelf: I won't use it to discipline, just to bring joy.— Jennifer S. White (@yenniwhite) November 22, 2016
Now: *Feet up, drinking wine.*
The Elf is watching, kids.
Ah...December 1st. The beginning of the best-behaved month of the year for my kids. Thanks, Elf on the Shelf.— Doyin Richards (@daddydoinwork) December 1, 2016
Our daughter has behaved perfectly all month, so as not to upset her elf (on the shelf). We need a January version.— Dan Primack (@danprimack) December 24, 2015