Elf on the Shelf is a phenomenon that every child loves and every parent hates. I don’t think I’ve ever met a mother or a father who has said that they actually enjoy putting that stupid elf in different places after their kids go to bed just so they can wake up to find the overpriced toy getting into trouble somewhere in the house. Either he’s pooping Hershey Kisses, playing with the cookie dough in the refrigerator or hang gliding inside the bathroom. If you’ve seen the photos on Pinterest, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.
Yet, this mother took her Elf on the Shelf experience to the next level: she killed the damn thing. While I’m sure that there are plenty of parents out there that will rejoice in hearing how this mother murdered it, others will find her story to be quite hilarious. I mean, at one point we’ve all fantasized about killing the Elf on the Shelf, right? Either that, or we’ve woken up in the middle of the night with a panic attack after realizing that we didn’t move it before going to bed. I swear, that thing is giving all of us health issues this holiday season.