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
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Prisilla Miller for this times mom gets super busy….

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

A Thrifty Mom
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Alison Gonzales
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Where do you buy an elf on the shelf?

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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… Read more »
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Sari Cardenas
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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
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For when they are naughty! Sari Cardenas lol

Ashlei Pritchett Morrow
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Ashlei Pritchett Morrow

THANK YOU !!!

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

Kim Kennedy
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U0001f602… I should have done that

Tracy Rost
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Your bad that’s why he didn’t move lol

Cherie Wilkins
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Think I’ll be using that one pictured a lot U0001f602

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

Michelle Lighter Allen
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Michelle Lighter Allen

That covers us for several weeks. Haha

KevinAnne Taylor
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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
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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
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Thanks for sharing it with us!!!!!!

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

Erin Stealey
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Heres some ideas for us Michelle Lighter Allen 😉

Jamie Lopez
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Allison Tannahill. Just in case!!!

Julie Wilson
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This is actually my elf! This picture was taken last year when my son was being a turd. He still talks about itU0001f602

Robin Parker Carroll
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I didn’t see “he stayed up too late drinking wine with your Mom?!?” :0

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

Toni Leigh Williams
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Perfect I forget to move mine sometimes I’ll use the Strike excuse lol

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

Jeanene Sattler
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Haha Rob Jacob we’re gonna need this

Haley Rae
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Thanks Rhianna! I’ll check it out 🙂

Sarah Ashby Barrand
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love it

Sherri Coram Silcox
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An easy one in case you forget!

A Thrifty Mom
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🙂

A Thrifty Mom
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Glad we can help 🙂

Jill Vandervliet-Johnson
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Jill Vandervliet-Johnson

Your post has saved me the last two nights!! 🙂

Dana Ludden
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Again…thank you!!! LOL!

Jennifer West Smith
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Just now. Today was a road trip to the library ….must have not been exciting 😉

Kari Loomis
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Ryan Mecham

Dana Ludden
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Done! thank you!

A Thrifty Mom
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But not tonight right 🙂

Dana Ludden
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Has happened twice in a week 🙁

Johanna Haselhorst
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Frances Bernier-López

Amanda Jo Stephson-Pringle
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Amanda Jo Stephson-Pringle

Lol nice

Jen Hauser Williamson
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Jen Hauser Williamson

Heather Hauser

Diane Lopez
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Echo Jamieson

Emily Erdie
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Lol I hate the elf!!

Victoria Cathell Wagner
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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.

Emily Erdie
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Victoria Cathell Wagner

Korey Madsen Robertson
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Korey Madsen Robertson

Crystal Collins

Kristin Towery
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Korey Madsen Robertson

Robin Anderson
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Need this! He didn’t move last night!

Dawn Bassette
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April N Sands…..

Joey Florence
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Lisa McBride Raquel Corral

Julie Wilson
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Why is my elf posted?!?!?

Theresa Doster
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My elf isn’t moving tonight. The kids never found him today.

A Thrifty Mom
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Love it 😉

Megan Snitkey
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Amanda Jo Krogmann 🙂

A Thrifty Mom
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That is one of the reasons on the list….. 🙂 Love it

Starr McAllister
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our elf didn’t move one night and was on strike because of the kids unkind words to each other.

A Thrifty Mom
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Just a friendly reminder lol

Amme Deese
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Stacy Spurling Cacciatore had just posted why is their elf so lazy. So this was perfect. Our elf is a trickster and doesn’t move every year (at least once) to keep us on our toes!!

A Thrifty Mom
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thanks for sharing!

A Thrifty Mom
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Thanks 🙂

A Thrifty Mom
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LOL well that is an idea

A Thrifty Mom
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No Lazy just needs a day off lol 🙂

A Thrifty Mom
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🙂

Jessica Reed
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Haha! Thanks Michele Lin!

Michele Lin
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Jessica Reed

Stacy Spurling Cacciatore
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Stacy Spurling Cacciatore

Love this!

Amme Deese
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Stacy Spurling Cacciatore for the lazy elf!!

Becky Cross Wright
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Too bad there wasn’t 25 reasons for the elf that never goes anywhere. Hahahahahahs jk

Susan Geissberger
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Jenna Bailey Fish

Kerri Sheldon
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Jennifer you were just asking about this

A Thrifty Mom
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🙂

Stacie Heuvelmann Wiseman
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Stacie Heuvelmann Wiseman

Amanda Coxsey

A Thrifty Mom
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Share with anyone who had an elf

A Thrifty Mom
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🙂

CoryandErin Kemak
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Alicia Beach just in case lol

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