You know how I feel about the Elf on the Shelf.
I don’t think some parents realise the ‘dark forces’ they are messing with. But hey – if they are happy to share the entertainment with us (albeit for different reasons), then who am I to complain?
Gives me a whole lot more material to work with here at EG Inc.
But then there is one parent (or in special cases, two). They get it. They recognise the potential and they RUN WITH IT!!
Introducing the Wynbergs!
Here are two parents who have decided that if the spawnlings are going to hassle them forever about the Damn Elf on the Shelf, then they were going to have fun with it too.
I love this for two separate reasons, and it works as a tool of Evil Genius Parenting for either of these reasons:
- The kids are going to be completely spooked by this life-size effort and will freak out, turning off Elf on the Shelf for the rest of their lives. Fun for all. OR
- The kids will go absolutely APE over this, love it SOOOOOOOO much – and no pissy little ordinary Elf on the Shelf will EVER be able to compete with the awesomeness here. THIS is my favourite and preferred reason.
I’m really hoping the spawnlings are as awesome as the parents, and completely appreciate the brilliance behind this. Fairly good chance of that being so.
You can see all the shenanigans of FLE the Elf on Megan Wynberg’s Facebook page. And they are plastered all over the social media too.
C’mon minions. They have raised the bar. What are YOU doing for your own season celebrations?