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Top 6 Over Achieving Elf on the Shelf Mummies

ELFI love my Elf on the Shelf. He’s fun, he brings whimsy to our home and the kids somehow believe in all of his 32cm worth of magical powers…

I have to be honest and say I’m not the most inventive Mummy when it comes to our Neddy’s antics. Truth be known just before I go to bed I think ‘Bl**dy hell I have to move the freaking Elf again’ and stumble around to find somewhere fresh to shove him.

Don’t get me wrong. The Elf is totally worth the effort however if you’re on Pinterest you’ll be more than aware there are some amazing Mummy’s putting us all to shame.
I like to call them the over achievers. One even writes she has a spreadsheet to plan their Elf’s antics. When I read this I immediately knew she and I could never be friends. Ever.

So to the over achieving Mummies, we salute you. Here’s some of your best efforts we found online. All the other Mummies were drinking wine and watching Orange is the New Black while you created these little Elf vignettes, but hey, good for you!

The Surprise Elf Themed Breakfast 
I mentally high-five myself when the kids eat a Weetbix. This Mum has designed the full ‘North Pole Breakfast Surprise’ for her children. Very impressive Mummy. Credit.

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The Elf Snow Angel 

You know what I think when I see this? Cleaning it up.
I also image telling my kids 55 thousand times not to touch him until one of them somehow spreads the flour onto the floor and then walks all through the house with it on their darling little feet.

Side note, after a whole day of lying in his bed of floury snow the Elf probably needs his jaunty little uniform washing too.

No thanks.



Screen Shot 2015-11-20 at 10.25.27 pmThe Elf & his Lego Elf Buddy 
In theory I don’t mind this idea.
It’s cute.
It’s cheap.
We do have enough Lego in the house to rebuild if a full-scale tornado ever hit.

In reality I’ve had three wines and my Lego Elf would look nothing like this. Further it’s 11:15pm and I am not starting a Lego project now.
But good job Lego Mummy. This is pretty cool. Credit.





c90e3b2d17fdff0f476c2432d553351fThe “dinosaurs invaded the kitchen but the Elf is dealing with it” idea. By a Mummy who also doesn’t plan on using her microwave all day long. 
I’ve fallen prey to this kind of Elfing myself. Once I moved the Elf in haste when the kids woke up and I realised he hadn’t been moved. Narrow escape!! I jammed him into the top loader washing machine like he was escaping from there. I couldn’t wash all day.

Anyway, this Mum has made the same mistake. No microwave popcorn for them. Credit.




Screen Shot 2015-11-20 at 10.39.17 pmThe Elf & His Mates have a friendly sack race 
This mummy may look to be just one of us mere mediocre Elf mummies but she is actually an
Elf Mummy Level 11.

Do you know how hard it is to get the Elf to STAND UP? Its easier to get a urine sample off a 10 month old baby. Or teach a man to change a toilet role. You get me. It’s basically impossible.

I have heard you can wire your elf to make him more bendy and easier to manipulate but I’m far too scared I’d bugger up the ‘cutting a small incision in his arm‘ part and that we’d need to do emergency Elf repairs that are out of my sewing capabilities. Credit.


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The Elf on the Toilet Elf. 
This is a contentious Elf move. It’s not hard to do but its kind of gross. And it’s also hugely inconvenient.

Remember ‘Stop playing in the toilet little blah blah it has germs‘.

And remember that whole ‘You can’t touch the Elf all day‘ bit?

What can I say – it’s a bad combination Mummy! Good luck going to the toilet all day long with this little set up. And good luck that your dear little kidlets don’t accidentally nudge your Elf into the abyss below. That’s a whole new set of problems. You’ll be writing apology letters to Santa and fishing little Elfy out with who knows what. Kitchen tongs I guess…? Please never ever cook sausages for me at your house if that happens. Credit.


Happy Elfing Mums. What’s your favourite Elf pose? Are you a mediocre elf mummy or an over achiever? 

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