Elf on the shelf (anyone else buy into it?)

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    I guess this is a good Christmas time topic my young nephew lives with me and his grandparents got him this elf on a shelf book.
    I’m just wondering how many parents and other family members out there are scrambling to move the dang thing while the kids are sleeping
    The other day I forgot to move the elf and my nephew goes “oh no I’ve killed him” because it was in the same spot. I never read the book to him his grandparents did and apparently if you touch the elf it won’t move or goes away and I guess he touched it and I forgot to move it so he thought it was dead

    I bet the people that came up with this made some good cash I even saw a television movie on the other night

    Dang thing is a pain to find a “visible” hiding spot

    So how many of you deal with the elf
     
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    My dad didn't need an elf on the shelf. He had the leather in the loops.
     
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    The unmistakable sounds of a leather belt being quickly pulled through the loops is a good motivator.
     
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    There's a reason for soap on a rope.
     
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    No way. Not a chance. A total stupid consumer sham.
    However, I share my life with a bass player :eek: and she shares her Elf-on-a-Shelf with her grandchildren::cry: IMG_4182.JPG
    They can die?:)
     
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    It keeps my grand kids from going ballistic. Pure genius.
     
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    We call that Elf "Criddle" as per the story -- and I chose that name as the most demeaning of all of those suggested by its inventors.

    I HATE that elf, the idea of it, and the hollow people behind it. Bad idea, poor execution, and poorly received by those (i.e., me) who want(s) to preserve childhood as a period of freedom/innocence where children are not surveilled, judged and tattled on by some primitive Google Home. It's a Huxley tale in Christmas form, and I wish nothing but fire and brimstone for every Elf on the Shelf that supposedly cannot be touched. In fact, we start our Christmas yuletide log with a Ronsonol-doused EOTS every 24th of December to mark the occasion.

    Thanks for asking and Merry Christmas. LOL
     
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    This just gave me visions of when disco died and everyone took their disco albums to comiskey park and had them blown up I wonder if a similar fate will befall the elf’s?
     
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    My nephews been misbehaving a lot and I really thought about getting some coal , but my mother always tells me how she was good as a child and she got coal one year as a joke and it scarred her
     
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    I've never heard of elf on a shelf but there are tons of memes about it.



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    Hmmmm, That gives me an idea about getting rid of my wife's EOAS. It would be worth a pic for the grandchildren ... when they grow up.:twisted:
     
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    My buddy's Dad did that to him years ago..... Except the fake wrapped present was a VERY expensive (even in the early 80's) BMX frame and the fire.... was his cutting torch.

    One of the most asinine attempts at making a point I've ever seen.
    He bought him another one shortly after New Year's.
     
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    Our Elf wrote my son a note saying he understood he was a good kid and he wouldn't be reporting every little move back to Santa. The whole hiding every day is just a bit of fun.
    My son bought it and it makes the whole thing less stressful.
     
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    This is great I don’t think I’ve become annoyed enough yet but that’s an ingenious way to not have to worry about it

    So I guess the elf has hit Australia I wonder how many nations have this little mischievous devil?
     
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