christmas, Elf on the Shelf, mommy needs a vacation

this year the elf is too much…

I’ve known for a couple of years that we never should have allowed The Elf on the Shelf in our house. But once it’s in, how do you get the little bugger out??

The kids love to find it. They feel like it’s part of their Christmas joy. I guess. So we continued, for the sake of the children. Oh, the children!

But this year things are different.

This year our Elf on the Shelf appeared with a note:


So maybe, just maybe, the Elf won’t suck the life out of me this year. As if there is any life left to suck out after the ridiculousness of 2016.

(If you need this memo to appear in your life, click HERE for a free printable pdf version.)