As an adult, you probably hate Elf on the Shelf. However, if you have any small children in your life, chances are you’ve gotten roped into playing along with the now-classic holiday game of posing the naughty elf in various trouble-making situations. Brittany Mease wasn’t a fan of the tradition but her young son and daughter were, so she did what any mom would and decided to go for it. Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before things went very wrong.
She forgot Elf on the Shelf in the oven. Taking to Facebook, Mease had a hilarious confession to make: Elf on the Shelf, named Elfis in their household, suffered some serious burns after being left in the oven.
Wait, how did he get in there? Mears originally told her kids that Elfis had a broken leg since the kids left their toys out and he was therefore on bed rest for two weeks. This left her 14 glorious days of not having to worry about creative ways to pose Elfis. However, when the two weeks was over, she quickly threw him in the oven until the kids were out of the way so she could move him later. The only problem is, she forgot to take him out!
Hopefully the leftovers were worth it! When Mease’s kids decided they wanted leftover pasta for lunch one day, she preheated the oven, completely forgetting that Elfis was in there. The kids didn’t want Mease to touch Elfis because they believed he would lose his magic, which presented another complication.
Mease came up with a plan. Mease knew she had another Elf on the Shelf in the house somewhere, so she went on a mad hunt to find it. He would be Elfis’s replacement, but first Mease had to call Santa to ask him to pick Elfis up and send another elf in his place. Mease’s daughter was pretty happy that Elfis was no longer around to tattle on her while the Mease’s son was in floods of tears at the fate that had befallen Elfis.
All’s well that ends well. Elfis went off to recuperate at the North Pole and another elf was sent in his place. Whew, that was a close call. Mease is definitely a superhero mom for making it work!
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