We Welcomed the Elf On the Shelf. Then it Became a Problem.
Posted On May 11, 2022
First the elf wrote messages that he had to return to the North Pole for a multi-day conference with Santa and he’d be back next week. Since I travel to conferences a good bit, the kids thought it was reasonable; they understood. Then we realized we might could manipulate the kids by having the elf leave notes about their behavior, so the elf began commenting on discipline issues and grades and how he had to report everything to Santa.