No matter how you feel personally about the Elf on the Shelf, that little dude has proved over the past few years that he is here to STAY, ‘Merica! I mean, my family does not personally have one, but I am definitely in the minority according to my Facebook feed from the last several years. And I do enjoy seeing photos of OTHER people’s elves—as long as I never, ever, ever have to do that crap myself.
As usual, the parents of Twitter are hilariously expressing life with an Elf on the Shelf – the GOOD, the BAD, and the HYSTERICAL! And because I love you all, I’ve rounded up some of the funniest Elf on the Shelf tweets JUST for you. Enjoy!
11 Amazing Elf on the Shelf Tweets From Exhausted Parents
1. This burn notice warning to all potential gift-givers.
If anyone ever gives us an Elf on the Shelf, his name will be Eliminated With Extreme Prejudice, & my children will never meet him.
— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) December 4, 2016
2. When the elf is the last thought before your head hits the pillow.
I just realized I forgot to move the damn Elf. So it looks like he'll be "stuck in the tree" again for the 299th time in his short Elf life.
— Lady Lawya (@Parkerlawyer) December 7, 2016
3. Because “Snowflake” never really stood a chance.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I'd like to give thanks for the tiny coffin-shaped box I found today that's perfect for our Elf On The Shelf.
— Stephanie Ortiz (@Six_Pack_Mom) November 22, 2016
4. The student becomes the teacher.
1st year of Elf on the Shelf: I won't use it to discipline, just to bring joy.
Now: *Feet up, drinking wine.*
The Elf is watching, kids.
— Jennifer S. White (@yenniwhite) November 22, 2016
5. #Priorities are everything.
As a new mom it's important to set parenting goals. Like AN ELF ON THE SHELF SHALL NEVER ENTER OUR HOME
— Randi Lawson (@RandiLawson) December 7, 2016
6. The select few who are actually reaping the benefits.
Our daughter has behaved perfectly all month, so as not to upset her elf (on the shelf). We need a January version.
— Dan Primack (@danprimack) December 24, 2015
7. We all know THAT Elf on the Shelf parent…
Parents,I am begging you to stop upping the game for Elf on the Shelf. He was supposed to move from shelf to shelf not make my kids lunch.
— Alex (@northstoryCA) December 1, 2016
8. Manipulation is key my friends.
"I don't get why the Elf on the Shelf is so hated" I say as I stage ours with a daily chore list my kids have to complete to avoid coal.
— Sara Says Stop (@PetrickSara) November 22, 2016
9. It may as well be a snake.
I could literally give a TED talk about how Elf on the Shelf is a disciple of Satan
— Kate Elizabeth Queram (@katequeram) December 9, 2016
10. Thanks a lot, Karen.
Overachieving Elf on the Shelf Parent – PLEASE stop! My daughter wants to potty train the elf so he poops Hershey kisses. #oursforgetstomove
— Jen Nelson (@jnelson99) November 30, 2016
11. Violence isn’t the answer, friends.
Whoever created the Elf on the Shelf needs to be strung up by their "jingle bells." *Parents of small kids, you know what I'm talking about.
— Sam Cullum (@samcullum99) November 30, 2016
Are those hysterical or WHAT? Parents who love the Elf on the Shelf—have fun this month! Parents who don’t? My condolences—and may your December FLY by faster than Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve.