‘Tis the season for seasonal employment. And in many Canadian homes, Elf on the Shelf is back on the job.
The internet clearly has opinions on whether or not having an elf spy on your kids before Christmas is harmless. And you wouldn’t be the first parent who had to get out of bed after getting tucked in for the night…just to fulfill your duty of moving said elf somewhere else in your home.
Christy Heins from Carol Stream (Illinois) came up with a great way to end the Elf of The Shelf era in her family’s home. She sent him off on a “retirement”. Says Christy:
Today my pastor’s sermon was all about how advent is supposed to be a season of feeling PEACEFUL and cute little George wasn’t exactly falling into that category for me. I also was never good about using the elf as a way to improve my kids’ behavior so he really didn’t have an effect on their behavior whatsoever.
I crafted this letter keeping in mind that I wanted to keep the Christmas magic alive, and also keeping in mind that many of my kids’ friends will be talking about their elves still hiding and doing funny things.
Check out the “official notice” sent to her daughters – – on North Pole letterhead – – announcing George the Elf’s retirement!