Forget to move the Elf on the Shelf? You're not alone. Here, parents on Twitter share their best excuses for why he didn't move last night.
The Elf handler was tired last night so the Elf on the Shelf didn’t move and now my kids are traumatized he may have died overnight with his eyes open.— McNeil (@Reflog_18) December 13, 2017
I didn't move the elf on the Shelf yesterday. When the kids asked why she didn't move, So I asked them "what did you do!?!"— Torne Brook (@tornebrook) December 12, 2017
They confessed to a bunch of stuff I had no idea about...
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Just realised I forgot to move the elf on the shelf last night... I was at work early so didn’t see kids reaction. I text hubby and he said he told our 3 & 5yr olds that the Elf had the night off.. hence why he’s in the same spot . Thankfully they believed it .— brigid glanville (@brigidglanville) December 19, 2017
This morning my brother woke up before my mom could move the elf on the shelf(it was in the nativity scene) Keller asked why he didn’t move and my mom said “well he probably just felt very peaceful with Mary and Joseph” 😂😂— Mads (@mady_laflam25) December 14, 2017
Forgot to hide our elf last night. Blamed it on my kid. “You must’ve touched him! That’s why he didn’t move.” 😬— Kristi Bonney (@KristiBonney) December 12, 2017
I'm lucky if I remember to move the elf from one spot to another. I often have to make up some excuse for why she didn't move overnight, like she forgot or didn't feel well.— Ed Ruane (@EdRuaneJr) November 30, 2017
"Daddy, the elf didn't move."— The Reverend Fowl™ (@TheReverendFowl) November 28, 2017
"Might be dead ...
Candace just informed me that Eddie(our elf on the shelf) didn't move last night because global warming is melting the snow and he's scared— Cam (@Cam_Grace11) December 6, 2015
Any parents out there suckered into the Elf on the Shelf and already forget to move it? Our Elf "didn't have anything to report" today.— Frank the Tank (@frankthetank111) December 11, 2015
Why didn't the Elf on the Shelf Move? Because he is doing the Mannequin Challenge 😂— D Williams (@D_Williams_78) December 22, 2016
Whenever my mom used to forget to move the elf on the shelf she would tell me and my sister it didn’t move because we disappointed it— C. (@chase_cohen) October 15, 2017
Day 3 for our Elf on the Shelf and we're already scrambling for an excuse why he didn't move. Blame the kids..good parenting..— Champy researcher (@cryptogrrlz) December 2, 2016
3yo: Why didn't the elf move last night?— Michelle Krys (@MichelleKrys) December 20, 2013
me: Umm, he must have been tired! And, um, Santa must know what you want already! #forgot
Go to why elf didn't move excuse... " I guess the elf thought you were so good yesterday they didn't need to go tell Santa anything "— chris shirey (@topher51183) December 13, 2015
When my kids ask why the Elf on the Shelf didn't move last night I glare at my wife and say, "Laziness and irresponsibility."— The Dad (@thedadonline) December 31, 2015
Excuse #10 for why the Elf on the shelf didn't move overnight : He sneezed & scared the cat & ran back to the mantel for cover. #Elfexcuses— 1 LAZY MOMMY (@onelazymommy) December 7, 2016
My 7 year old daughter: "Daddy, why didn't the elf on the shelf move?"— Austin Croshere (@AustinCroshere) November 30, 2015
Me: uhhh, "you must have touched it"
My cousin asked my grandma why the elf of the self didn't move last night and I said it was because he's dead— andi (@adriannagunner) December 20, 2014