14 reasons why the Elf on the Shelf did not move ~ Are you are prepared for this crisis #Elf

12/01/2016 11:00 am · 77 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

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We happen to LOVE our Elf On The Shelf, he brings my kids an incredible amount of joy each morning.  Our Elf does not do anything to extravagant but each day he is in a new place and the kids love running around looking for him.  Yesterday my kids were talking together,  their friends Elf did NOT MOVE last night. You should have seen their faces, both confusion, worry and suspicion.    I had to giggle as they discussed WHY they thought their friends Elf did not move.

So, if your Elf happens to NOT MOVE one night…. it is best that all of us study up, and become informed as to WHY this might of happened.  That way if that day ever comes, and your Elf does not move, we will be prepared and ready to handle this crisis.

14 reasons why the Elf on the Shelf did not move

1.Be shocked just like the kids are, “Hmmmm I wonder why he did not move” ask the kids the question and see what reasons or ideas they come up with.  Kids are smart, clever and funny and you are sure to get a giggle when they explain why THEY think the elf did not move.

2. Well you were kind of naughty yesterday maybe he is on strike and did not fly back to the north pole last night. He is giving you one more day to improve your behavior before he reports to Santa.  I bet if you are good today he will move.

3. You went to bed really late last night, I bet he didn’t have enough time to get every thing done that he needed to last night.

4. I bet he caught a cold and does not feel well, you know our family has been sick this week.

5. It is too cold out, the weatherman said it is was really cold last night I bet he wanted to stay warm.

6. He ate to much sugar and is feeling sluggish… you know all those cookies he ate last night, well I bet he has a tummy ache.

7. You woke up to early, you woke up earlier than normal go back to bed and I bet he will move when your asleep.

8. Move while your out doing errand, he does not have to just move at night. Get the kids in the car and SURPRISE he moved while you were gone.

9. I heard the cats running around last night, I bet the Elf didn’t want to get chased by the cats so he stayed put.

10. You like to wear the same clothes two days in  a row… he moved, he just moved back to the same place again.

11. He stayed up to late playing with your toys and lost track of time.

12. He is so silly he is playing a trick on you so see if you remembered where he was yesterday.  You are too smart for his tricks.

13. He wanted to have a sleep over at our house, and didn’t go back to the north pole last night.

14.  Some times he gets to tired to fly, I wonder if he missed his flight.  The wind makes it hard for those Elf planes to  land.

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Crystal Nickle
Crystal Nickle

Prisilla Miller for this times mom gets super busy....

Stacie Morgan
Stacie Morgan

My son checked first thing this morning. Trying to think of something for tomorrow \U0001f914

ErinleighDonnellJoyner
ErinleighDonnellJoyner

Are you... serious right now with this?? This is just... I can think of ten thousand reasons why this is just insanely wrong. And infuriating. Elf on the Shelf should not EVER be used as a means of parenting. A cute way to excite your kids for the Holidays? Sure. A goofy little game you can play to encourage them to remember Christmas is coming?? Great. But to use this as a means of punishment??? Or to suggest that their elf didn't move because they "did something wrong"?? How about sitting down and explaining to your kids as an adult what you expect from them, instead of expecting them to learn from a toy? -_- And these 'reasons' for the punishment are absolutely asinine. You were naughty?? Then their punishment should've come with their actions... immediately. Otherwise guess what they've learned? Absolutely nothing - except maybe not to trust you, your word, or the 'elf' toy. You woke up too early?? How about if you buy the damn thing, be prepared to move it because your kids are SUPPOSED to be excited to figure out where it moved to. You wear the same clothes two days in a row??? Whose responsibility is it to make sure your kids are changed?? Not the elf, that's for sure. I realize I sound like "That Person" right now, but honestly... this is just nonsense and all it's going to do is make kids cynical, upset and lack trust in adults. Some of the ideas aren't terrible or damaging, but the issue remains the same. You buy the elf... you move the elf. You decided to opt in to this absurd tradition - so follow through. And if you don't want to? Be prepared to explain to your kids the reason the elf didn't move is because mommy and daddy 'just didn't feel like moving it'. Don't make up some ridiculous story because you didn't wanna take the time to move it. Putting the responsibility on your kids and making them feel like it's THEIR fault?? Ugh. Please please please don't do this to your children.

Sari Cardenas
Sari Cardenas

Lol more then likely me elf will move just cuz I'm being a kid and liking it but if it don't this is y lol

Amber Ann
Amber Ann

For when they are naughty! Sari Cardenas lol

Melody Still
Melody Still

Ashlei Pritchett Morrow, for next time you forget to move your elf. lol

Kim Kennedy
Kim Kennedy

\U0001f602... I should have done that

Tracy Rost
Tracy Rost

Your bad that's why he didn't move lol

Cherie Wilkins
Cherie Wilkins

Think I'll be using that one pictured a lot \U0001f602

Joyce H. Poole
Joyce H. Poole

Tripp- Buffy Poole, you might need some of these!!

KevinAnne Taylor
KevinAnne Taylor

You lucked out then! Lol I forget to move my elf sometimes and wake up at night thinking of that dang elf haha

Andrea Williams
Andrea Williams

I got mine without knowing it is to be moved everynight. If I move it now it would creep my kids out.

A Thrifty Mom
A Thrifty Mom

Julie Wilson the photo was awesome, and sparked a great idea!

Erin Stealey
Erin Stealey

Heres some ideas for us Michelle Lighter Allen ;)

Julie Wilson
Julie Wilson

This is actually my elf! This picture was taken last year when my son was being a turd. He still talks about it\U0001f602

Julia Gammeter
Julia Gammeter

Five below has coal and bags your Elf can bring if they are being naughty

Toni Leigh Williams
Toni Leigh Williams

Perfect I forget to move mine sometimes I'll use the Strike excuse lol

Jenn An Gel
Jenn An Gel

Ours is just lazy. LoL. I usually explain to my kids that I couldn't sleep and was up really late so he didn't have a chance to rush to the North Pole and back intime.

Jess Reney
Jess Reney

Tracy Rost first thing that popped up on my news feed lol

Haley Rae
Haley Rae

Thanks Rhianna! I'll check it out :)

Jennifer West Smith
Jennifer West Smith

Just now. Today was a road trip to the library ....must have not been exciting ;)

Victoria Cathell Wagner
Victoria Cathell Wagner

Thank you Emily! \U0001f609 I've done #7 twice this year already lol. As we speak the kids still haven't found the elf for today bc I snatched her out of the fireplace( yesterday's spot) and threw her in a cabinet before the kids could see she hadn't moved lol.

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