You guys. My Elf on the Shelf is broken.
The little bugger is supposed to strike the Fear of No Presents into the hearts of my children, right? Inspire them to be good and stay off the naughty list? Less whining, more cheer?
Well, it’s not working. It’s Whining and Crying Central around here.
I took to Facebook to air my grievances:
Some people had some good ideas – I’m so doing that naughty/nice list thing.
But you know, to be honest, my hopes aren’t too high. I think my kids think Santa loves them – no matter what. And will bring them presents – no matter what.
Seems like that unconditional parental love thing has been extended to the jolly old elf. *sigh*
But to make matters worse, my elf is not only defective, he’s plain old naughty.
What did he do?
Bad, BAD elf.
So maybe your elf keeps forgetting to move. And maybe he’s not inspiring your kids to be good. But at least your elf isn’t romancing the ladies like mine.
Do you have an Elf on the Shelf? Is he helpful? Lazy? Downright naughty? Or could your kids not care less?