I Hate Elf On A Shelf

In 2013 there was a blizzard/ice storm/snowmaggedon and all of Oklahoma shut down.

Wait...let me back the story up a bit.

If you know me, or looked at this blog at all you know that I'm a photographer.  If you've ever been friends with a photographer then you know starting about the end of September we get a smidge unhinged. By mid October we are functioning on unending coffee and when November rolls in, forgettaboutit. This is our insane season. Our do-all-the-business-because-January-will-be dead, season.

This makes me not the greatest mom when it comes to adding one more thing on my plate during the holidays.

Back to snowmaggedon...the first week of December 2013. For Okies, the world came to a screeching halt. Turnpikes shut down, all the bread, eggs and milk was freaked out over and bought and schools were closed.

While the kids attempted to sled down our sorry excuse for a hill in the mid-west, I scrolled Facebook and glared at all of my friends and their stupid little stuffed doll doing all the cutesy things. 

In my best Scrooge attitude I looked over to Dave-O and snarled "if I had one of those dumb Elf dolls it would be cleaning and NOT making messes!"

The rest, as they say, is history...

Do all the dishes!

Do all the dishes!

Diced, not chopped!

Diced, not chopped!

Oh yeah...

Oh yeah...

Dyson, I'm waiting for my phone call.

Dyson, I'm waiting for my phone call.

This is where the evil elf on my shoulder took over and things started sliding down hill... fast.

Kissy Kissy!

Kissy Kissy!

He's a bad influence on all the toys.

He's a bad influence on all the toys.

Don't act like you haven't thought about it.

Don't act like you haven't thought about it.

Lots of outtakes!

Lots of outtakes!

A little left over zombie blood from Halloween and a PSA from the Elf. "Always wear your helmet kids."

A little left over zombie blood from Halloween and a PSA from the Elf. "Always wear your helmet kids."

We knew the elf wasn't all fun and games.

Elf always had a thing for Mrs. Claus.

Elf always had a thing for Mrs. Claus.

Night night.

Night night.

Merry Christmas from the Osborn family!