I know I am only twenty years old and don't really plan on having kids anytime soon, but what I do plan is to never do 'Elf on the Shelf.' I will be more than happy to do the whole Santa Clause thing because that is just part of the Christmas spirit, but 'Elf on the Shelf' is a definite no-go. I honestly didn't even know about this weird tradition until I was a teen in high school. No one in my entire family, immediate and extensive, did it, so I never really knew about it. However, now a days, I can't even go on Facebook, Instagram, and even Pinterest without seeing that little elf. I hope I am not the only one who is starting to get a little annoyed. But hey, I shouldn't really be putting out so much hate towards the guy without giving any reasons, so here's why I will never do 'Elf on the Shelf.'
1. It's way too creepy!
There I said it. That little elf roaming around my house messing things up with that permanent smirk on his face creeps me out. Yes, Santa does the same thing, but at least he's jolly and brings gifts, not mess up parts of my home!
2. He makes a mess!
I don't see how something that makes a mess for the whole month of December is supposed to be fun. Firstly, who's going to be the one to clean up that mess? Me. Secondly, the fact that he does make a mess and the parents are supposed to be okay with it makes me wonder how the kids are seeing that. The parents are praising and laughing at the elf doing bad things, so if you were a child would you not see that an 'okay' to do the same as the elf?
3. Way too much work!
For a whole month straight, you have to come up with various ideas for this elf do to, then you have to actually get up in the middle of the night and do them. I don't know about you, but for myself, I know for a fact that I will end up getting tired of constantly having to put the elf in places every night. It just isn't my thing!
4. It's just another lie!
We have Santa, the tooth fairy, the Easter bunny, and maybe a couple more that parents already lie to their kids about. There isn't even a legit reason for this elf to exist! What is the point of him? I mean I think the kids already go through enough disappointment when they have to find out the other creatures aren't real. Why add one more?
5. Did I mention he's creepy?!
I mean just look at that face!
I don't know. Many parents and kids seem to love 'Elf on the Shelf'. Even my own boyfriend wants to do it when he has kids. I don't see the point of it honestly, and I doubt I ever will. For now, I think I'm just going to stick with my opinions and 'Elf on the Shelf' will have to live in someone else's home.