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8 awesome excuses for not moving your Elf on the Shelf

Ain't nobody got time to create a new pose for Elfie every single day!

8 awesome excuses for not moving your Elf on the Shelf

8 awesome excuses for not moving your Elf on the Shelf

Beauty sleep

It’s a well-known fact that magical elves need their beauty sleep and if little boys and girls don’t go to bed on time, their little friend will get tired of waiting. Tell the kids that if they want Elfie to have time to visit Santa and get some rest they’ll have to head off to dreamland earlier.

Elf on the shelf with excusePhoto: Courtesy of loveandmarriageblog.com

Sugar high

Sometimes elves have cheat days and this dude went a little overboard. Good thing tomorrow’s a new day. Maybe tell the kids to make him a smoothie.

Elf on the shelf with excusePhoto: Courtesy of loveandmarriageblog.com

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Quarantined elf

Elfie heard the North Pole was full of sneezes and sniffles, and we all know hand sanitizer only washes away pixie dust. So your little friend just had to stay put.

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Elfie has left the building

That’s right naughty boys and girls, Elfie has left the building. Bad kids just don’t deserve nice elf surprises.

Letter from elf on the shelfPhoto: Courtesy of @catlat90 via Instagram

Elf on strike

And for kids who continue to misbehave, your little friend will go on strike. Bonus: the strike can last as long as you feel like taking a break.

Elf on the shelf on strikePhoto: Courtesy of overthebigmoon.com via Pinterest

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Guest speaker

Don’t feel like moving the elf for a few days? Say he’s at an Elf Convention where he’ll be giving a speech. It happens. 

Letter from elf on the shelfPhoto: Courtesy of ajourneyfromtheinsideout via Instagram

Stuck it up

A jar of nutella, a water bottle, a bag of chips – whatever you fancy! Just stick Elfie inside the previous night and then when the kids wonder why he’s still there, say he got stuck. 

Letter from elf on the shelfPhoto: Courtesy of @missmcnamarasclass via Instagram

Break Eflie’s leg

We’re not accusing you of pushing him, but if the elf were to accidently fall of his shelf, well, he’s gotta sit still 'till Christmas. Doctor’s orders! 

Elf on the shelf with broken legPhoto: Courtesy of Courtney Davis Boles via Facebook

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