Elf on the Shelf #FAIL

November 28, 2013

photoWell that didn’t take long…

Our little Elf on the Shelf has barely been out of the box a few days and already dear DS5 is proclaiming quite loudly and with conviction that the elf is NOT REAL nor does he have anything to do with Santa.

Well there goes my ace in the hole for good behavior for the next 4 weeks. Gah!

So, I tried to play to his sense of logic…

“Well, of course it’s not real like you and I….but he is magic, and he does have very high tech listening devices and super HD night vision cameras which can watch you and hear you ANYWHERE in the house – especially at bedtime!”.

And despite the Elf’s warnings in the story about not getting touched lest he lose his magic, DS5 is doing very unsavory things with him each morning so I really don’t think he is buying it.  So what’s a mom to do just 4 weeks to the big day? Is there an app for good pre-Xmas behvior?

Luckily YES! I have downloaded “Santa’s List” – an app that scans your child’s finger and comes up with sirens and big old NAUGHTY LIST as long as you touch the screen before they scan. Pure gold. Happy scanning everyone!

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2 Comments

  • Reply Magnolia Ripkin November 29, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    No way!! That is the best!
    I wish I had dragged the santa thing on longer, just to be able to bust them with the sirens of “YOU ARE GETTING COAL” whooop whooop.

    I would have pumped that through the in ceiling speakers and surround sound.

    Best.

    • Reply Christine December 2, 2013 at 11:19 am

      The finger scanner app is working BRILLIANTLY! Fingers crossed it stay that way 🙂

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