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Whoever thought up Elf On The Shelf was either the meanest most evil or caring most loving person on the planet. There is no in between.
I get it, it’s Christmas time, and we all want to give our kids a magical time to remember, but Elf of The Shelf is just too much. I mean, come on– we already put out cookies and carrots, make reindeer footprints in the snow, and give some supernatural being all the credit for our hard work. But now we have to spend the ENTIRE MONTH OF DECEMBER trying to remember to move our elves, scouring the internet for Elf on The Shelf Ideas, forgetting to move our elf, and then making excises for why he forgot to head back to the North Pole to report on our every move.
Ugh, y’all– it’s SO CREEPY. This elf is supposed to be Santa’s eyes and ears? If you ask me, he’s already peepin’ down the chimney and kissing mommy, he doesn’t also need a thorough update on the goings-on of my family every day.
There’s so much pressure on us to make Christmas Pinterest perfect. People started putting up their trees before Halloween. Why are we doing this to ourselves? I want everyone to stop and think back to Christmas as a kid. Do you remember the months and months your tree was up? Some super special elf?
No! You remember CHRISTMAS DAY. Running into the living room, seeing what is under the tree and spending the entire day playing, enjoying family, and living it up with your new cabbage patch care bear ponies. So WHY are we dragging out this facade out over the whole month? WHY are we making things more difficult than we have to be? Do we really think blue milk or marshmallow fishing in the sink is going to make or break Christmas?
Guys, I promise it won’t. Instead of spending your nights stringing dental floss across the ceiling for a zipline or creating a trapeze act full of stuffed circus animals and a ringmaster elf– spend it watching a Christmas movie instead. Do something FOR YOURSELF.
Because a happy mom is EXACTLY what you want your kids to remember about this holiday.