My kids are too little for an Elf on the Shelf just yet, and right now the jury’s still out on whether or not one will come live at our house in holidays future. I suppose it’s become a must-do because why would some children get visited by an elf and others wouldn’t?
Sigh. Let me know if you think of a way out of this logic because I’m not here for more work during the holidays.
If your Elf is lazy, forgets he’s supposed to move around, or doesn’t get into much mischief, your kids might be asking why.
So, here you go – 12 darn good excuses they might actually let you get away with this year.
12. He had the day off.
Even Santa has to follow union rules.
11. He’s just too comfy.
It’s a nice spot.
10. There’s bad weather.
He’s not allowed to leave the house when it’s dangerous to travel, so he couldn’t get new instructions from Santa!
9. He fell asleep.
It happens to the best of us.
8. Or he’s sleeping in.
You should try it, you little minxes.
7. He’s not feeling well.
Bring him some soup.
6. That spot has the best view of the television.
Your kids will definitely understand that.
5. He DID move, just a little.
Can’t you tell?
4. They’re playing freeze tag with the other toys.
This one might be my favorite.
3. He wanted to see if you’d notice.
It’s like you don’t even know him.
2. He needs a snack.
He ran out of energy, so a snack is in order. Candy canes, anyone?
1. He ate too much candy.
So, you definitely shouldn’t do the same.
My elf, when he arrives, is likely to be quite lazy, so I’m putting these in my back pocket.
Have you had to figure out how to explain a not-so-into-it elf to your kids? Share your own secrets below!